1. Arm, specifically the segment of the upper limb between the shoulder and the elbow; commonly used to mean the whole superior limb. Syn: brachium(1) [NA], brachio-(1).

2. An anatomical extension resembling an arm.

3. A specifically shaped and positioned extension of a removable partial denture framework.


[L. armus, forequarter of an animal; G. harmos, a shoulder joint]

bar clasp arm

brawny arm

circumferential clasp arm

clasp arm

dynein arm

reciprocal arm

retentive arm

retentive circumferential clasp arm

stabilizing circumferential clasp arm