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limb Idioms & Phrases


hind limb

  • noun a posterior appendage such as a leg or the homologous structure in other animals
    hindlimb.
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Limb of the law

  • a lawyer or an officer of the law. Colloq.
Webster 1913

limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

  • noun an autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages
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phantom limb

  • noun the illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated
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phantom limb pain

  • noun pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb
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phantom limb syndrome

  • noun syndrome consisting of discomfort or pain in a limb that has been amputated
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seal limbs

  • noun an abnormality of development in which the upper part of an arm or leg is missing so the hands or feet are attached to the body like stumps; rare condition that results from taking thalidomide during pregnancy
    phocomelia.
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Vertical limb

  • a graduated arc attached to an instrument, as a theodolite, for measuring vertical angles.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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