GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #8

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the case, we will probably have to feature this topic again in the future for more words.


These are hook-like projections in anatomy. While they exist in skeletal structures and more, there is a very important arthropod hamulus in bees. These are the small hook-like projections which keep the two wings on one side together as a single surface to improve flying.

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