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  • armlike — adjective Resembling an arm (limb) or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • armlike — adjective resembling an arm • Similar to: ↑armed …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm — arm1 armed, adj. armlike, adj. /ahrm/, n. 1. the upper limb of the human body, esp. the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist. 2. the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow. 3. the forelimb of any vertebrate. 4. some part of an… …   Universalium

  • arm — arm1 [ärm] n. [ME < OE earm; akin to L armus, Goth arms, OHG arm: see ART1] 1. a) an upper limb of the human body b) in anatomy, the part of the upper limb between the shoulder and the elbow c) in nontechnical use, the part of the upper limb… …   English World dictionary

  • Scapulet — Scap u*let, n. [Dim. of scapula.] (Zo[ o]l.) A secondary mouth fold developed at the base of each of the armlike lobes of the manubrium of many rhizostome medus[ae]. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brachial — adjective Date: 1578 of, relating to, or situated in the arm or an armlike process < the brachial artery of the upper arm > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pediculate — adjective Etymology: ultimately from Latin pediculus little foot, pedicel Date: circa 1890 of or relating to an order (Lophiiformes syn. Pediculati) of marine bony fishes (as a batfish or goosefish) with pectoral fins at the end of an armlike… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arm — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English earm; akin to Latin armus shoulder, Sanskrit īrma arm Date: before 12th century 1. a human upper limb; especially the part between the shoulder and the wrist 2. something like or corresponding… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brachial — /bray kee euhl, brak ee /, Anat., Zool. adj. 1. belonging to the arm, foreleg, wing, pectoral fin, or other forelimb of a vertebrate. 2. belonging to the upper part of such a member, from the shoulder to the elbow. 3. armlike, as an appendage. n …   Universalium

  • brachium — /bray kee euhm, brak ee /, n., pl. brachia /bray kee euh, brak ee euh/. 1. Anat. the part of the arm from the shoulder to the elbow. 2. the corresponding part of any limb, as in the wing of a bird. 3. an armlike part or process. [1725 35; < NL; L …   Universalium