English version

limb in Biology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlimblimb /lɪm/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 → out on a limb2 HBan arm or leg3 → strong-limbed/long-limbed etc4 HBPa large branch of a tree → risk life and limb at risk2(1), → tear somebody limb from limb at tear2(9)
Examples from the Corpus
limb• Here again, the descending limb of the loop of Henle in freely permeable to water but not to solute.• Hundreds of children have lost limbs after stepping on mines.• Anyway, there's considerable loss of blood, massive lower limb and pelvic damage and some chest injuries.• My limbs fail, my mouth is parched, my hair is standing on end.• Strength of limb, willingness of spirit-that would be sufficient.• Even Jack felt a curious stiffening of the limbs.• When babies are born they have very little control over their limbs.• Their limbs moved in naked smoothness, shifting against each other, intertwining.• The calf stood up slowly, with trembling limbs and took its first, uncertain steps.