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Diagram of an insect leg
Diagram of an insect leg

A leg is the part of an animal's body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. The end of the leg furthest from the animal's body is often either modified or attached to another structure that is modified to disperse the animal's weight on the ground (see foot). In bipedal vertebrate animals, the two lower limbs are usually referred to as the 'legs' and the two upper limbs as the 'arms' or 'wings' as the case may be. Image File history File links Insekt-bein. ... Image File history File links Insekt-bein. ... Digimon, the only known animals. ... With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual, and contrasts with soul, personality and behavior. ... In a general sense, locomotion simply means active movement or travel, applying not just to biological individuals. ... For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Legs typically come in even-numbered quantities. Many taxonomic groups are characterized by the number of legs its members possess. Look up taxonomy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

The mantle is an organ found in mollusks. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A number of animals have evolved so as to be able to travel over the ground. ... The Zebra is an example of a quadruped. ... The tube feet can be clearly seen on this sea star Tube feet are the many small tubular projections found most famously on the ventral face of a sea stars arms, but are characteristic of the water vascular system of the echinoderm phylum which also includes sea urchins, sand... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - Trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - Spiders, Scorpions, etc. ... Orders Geophilomorpha Lithobiomorpha Scolopendromorpha Scutigeromorpha Centipedes (Class Chilopoda) are fast-moving venomous, predatory, terrestrial arthropods that have long bodies and many jointed legs. ... Subclasses Helminthomorpha Penicillata Pentazonia Millipedes (Class Diplopoda, previously also known as Chilognatha) are very elongated arthropods with cylindrical bodies that have two pairs of legs for each one of their 20 to 100 or more body segments (except for the first segment behind the head which does not have any...

The human leg

Main article: Human leg

The bones of the human leg are: In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis. ...

The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the human body. ... The pelvis (pl. ... The patella or kneecap is a thick, triangular bone which articulates with the femur and covers and protects the front of the knee joint. ... This article is about the vertebrate bone. ... For other uses see fibula (disambiguation) The fibula or calf bone is a bone placed on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below. ...

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This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... An insect leg The arthropod leg is a form of jointed appendage of arthropods, usually used for walking. ... A number of animals have evolved so as to be able to travel over the ground. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that French Wiktionary be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ...

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