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A limb (from the Old English lim) is a jointed appendage of the human or animal body; a large or main branch of a tree; a representative, branch or member of a group or organization. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... An appendage is, in general, an external body part that projects from the body, or a natural prolongation or projection from a part of any organism. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal apes belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (known as the great apes). ... With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual, and contrasts with soul, personality and behavior. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ...


Most animals use limbs for locomotion, such as walking, running, or climbing. Some animals can use their front limbs (or upper limbs in humans) to carry and manipulate objects. Some animals can also use hind limbs for manipulation. In a general sense, locomotion simply means active movement or travel, applying not just to biological individuals. ... An animated demonstration of a six-legged insect walking. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England. ...


In the human body, the upper and lower limbs are commonly called the arms and the legs. Human legs and feet are specialised for two-legged locomotion -- most other mammals walk and run on all four limbs. Human arms are weaker, but very mobile allowing us to reach at a wide range of distances and angles, and end in specialised hands capable of grasping and fine manipulation of objects. Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal apes belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (known as the great apes). ... In humans, the upper limb is an anatomical term for the limb that is attached to the pectoral girdle. ... In humans, the lower limb is an anatomical term for the limb that is attached to the pelvic girlde, what is commonly referred to as the leg. ... In anatomy, an arm is one of the upper limbs of a two-legged animal. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... An animated demonstration of a six-legged insect walking. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Human right hand The hands (med. ...


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The right limb of the Moon is shown in red.
The right limb of the Moon is shown in red.

A limb (from the Latin limbus) is the graduated edge of a circle or arc within an astronomical or surveying instrument. In astronomy, it designates the border or outermost edge of a celestial body. In botany, it designates the border or upper spreading part of a sympetallous corolla or of a petal or sepal. Image File history File links Astronomical-Limb. ... Image File history File links Astronomical-Limb. ... Adjective lunar Bulk silicate composition (estimated wt%) SiO2 44. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant. ... Pinguicula grandiflora Botany is the scientific study of plantlife. ... Corolla can be: A Latin-language term for crown The Toyota Corolla, a model of automobile manufactured by Toyota The corolla is one whorl of the perianth of a flower and composed of petals The town of Corolla, North Carolina This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that... It has been suggested that Corolla be merged into this article or section. ... Flower of the Primrose Willowherb (Ludwigia octovalvis) showing petals and sepals A sepal is one member or part of the calyx of a flower. ...


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Limb - definition of Limb in Encyclopedia (234 words)
A limb (from the Old English lim) is a jointed appendage of the human or animal body; a large or main branch of a tree; a representative, branch or member of a group or organization.
In the human body, the upper and lower limbs are commonly called the arms and the legs.
A limb (from the Latin limbus) is the graduated edge of a circle or arc within an astronomical or surveying intrument.
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