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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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According to this study German shepherds (GSD) have the most angulated pelvic limbs while the others of some breeds such as Kangal Dog (KD) have more straight pelvic limbs.
The lack of differences in meat content of the pelvic limb between the groups, and, at the same time, the lower fat content (p<0.
3,6) Radiographic imaging is the key diagnostic tool, and orthogonal views should be obtained of the entire affected pelvic limb from the coxofemoral joint to the foot (usually anteroposterior and lateral).
On Neurological examination, the dog exhibited subtle pelvic limb paresis and ataxia that were exacerbated during tight turns and while ascending or descending stairs.
Therefore, stifle disarticulation surgery for amputation of the pelvic limb was performed successfully in both cases and recovery was unremarkable.
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The systemic arterial pattern of guinea pig: the pelvis and pelvic limb.
2 neonate cuff on the left pelvic limb without removing the cuff between measurements (5); the mean value was considered normal at 105 mrnHg (reference interval, 104-197 mm Hg).
We describe the diagnosis and successful radical resection of an intermediate-grade STS of the pelvic limb by amputation in a blue-and-gold macaw.