from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the stubby limbs on the abdominal segments of caterpillars and certain other insect larvae.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An appendage of the abdomen of some insect larvae, such as caterpillars, which is used like a leg.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larvæ of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also proped, propleg, and falseleg.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, a false leg; a proped; one of the abdominal limbs or ambulatory processes of the larvæ of insects, usually fleshy and always distinct from the true thoracic legs.
pro- + leg (Wiktionary)