forepaw


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forepaw

(fôr′pô′)
n.
The paw of an animal's foreleg.

forepaw

the distal part of the front limb, including the carpus, metacarpals and phalanges, as in dogs and cats.
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Pont swims out noiselessly to the sleeping ducks, touches them one by one with his forepaw, and as the duck awakes and removes its head from beneath its wing, he crushes its head in his mouth.
After rats are injected with the antagonist naloxone, withdrawal symptoms include: teeth chattering, forepaw tremor, head shakes, and anxiety (in a maze) (Colantuoni et al.
Then there was Debbie Ferdinand's Pekinese and its painful ingrowing left forepaw claw, accompanied by a detailed account of how the vet painlessly sorted things out to Mustard's (the Pekinese's) relief.
Using microsurgical technique, the forepaw and hindpaw flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) equivalent was dissected free of surrounding tissues.
Consequently, the forepaw of the foreground lion displays six toes/claws, somewhat carelessly.
Facilitation and inhibition of runway performance by hind- and forepaw shock of various intensities.
His big forepaw hooks and lifts a fire-felled spruce half the thickness of my chest.
The Speaker's Baton is a short green stick surmounted by a lion in silver with its right forepaw resting on a crown adorned with maple leafs and twelve rubies.
A cute-looking rose-pink creature, balanced precariously on a set of spindly legs like a girl walking on cobbles in high heels, a little ticklish forepaw apparently reaching up pitiably towards the fishermen in a gesture of mute supplication.
In the hamster and the mouse, by contrast, the area for the whiskers, the sensors used for exploring the environment, is huge, compared to the area for the forepaw.
Importantly, the ability of the rats to use their forepaw in a reaching task significantly improved, indicating that some functional connections must have been made.
Generally speaking, things were going quite well in the kingdom if the dog scratched its head with its right forepaw, scratched its left paw with its right paw, scratched its right ear with its right paw, urinated with its right hind leg raised or, if female, scratched its belly.