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walking leg Syllabification: walk·ing leg

Definition of walking leg in English:


(In certain arthropods, especially crustaceans) a limb used for walking.
Example sentences
  • Large U. minax males use walking legs or the enlarged claw to capture prey feeding on moist sand flats.
  • The next four pairs of appendages are the walking legs. These are cylindrical and spiny and increase in size with each pair.
  • The second pair of appendages, the pedipalps, resemble walking legs.
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