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limb

1
1. an arm or leg, or the analogous part on an animal, such as a wing
2. any of the main branches of a tree

limb

2
1. the edge of the apparent disc of the sun, a moon, or a planet
2. Botany
a. the expanded upper part of a bell-shaped corolla
b. the expanded part of a leaf, petal, or sepal
3. either of the two halves of a bow
4. either of the sides of a geological fold

limb

(lim) The apparent edge of the Sun, Moon, or a planet, or any other celestial body with a detectable disk.

Limb

 

a flat metal ring divided by lines into equal parts of circumference (for example, degrees or minutes). It is the most important part of instruments used in measuring angles (in astronomy, geodesy, physics, and so on); it gives a reading of the magnitude of the angle. The scale units of a limb are read by means of a vernier or a micrometric microscope.

limb

[limb]
(anatomy)
An extremity or appendage used for locomotion or prehension, such as an arm or a leg.
(astronomy)
The circular outer edge of a celestial body; the half with the greater altitude is called the upper limb, and the half with the lesser altitude, the lower limb.
(botany)
A large primary tree branch.
(design engineering)
The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles, as that part of a marine sextant carrying the altitude scale.
The graduated staff of a leveling rod.
(geology)
One of the two sections of an anticline or syncline on either side of the axis. Also known as flank.
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The higher value of the pelvic limb index and the deepness of limbs in groups C and S have confirmed their better tightness.
Thus, according to the observations of the development of pelvic limb, it seems that quail (coturnix c.
This case report describes the medical and surgical managemcnt of chronic pododermatitis that developed in a red-tailed hawk secondary to prolonged captive care and altered weight beating on the pelvic limbs because of orthopedic injury.
Carcass measurements of ram lambs reared in different maintenance conditions Specification Lambs reared Lambs reared under overhead at barn shelter Mean SD Mean SD Pelvic limb 24.
The bird had decreased weight bearing on the right pelvic limb and was ambulating on the medial aspect of the foot; the bird could grip with the foot, but grip strength was reduced.
A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) and a Canada goose (Branta canadensis) were evaluated for unilateral pelvic limb lameness.
0 mg/ kg had significantly better return to normal (baseline) weight bearing on the arthritic pelvic limb, compared with control parrots or parrots treated with meloxicam at 0.