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limbus1

[lim-buh s] /ˈlɪm bəs/
noun, plural limbi
[lim-bahy] /ˈlɪm baɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
limbo1 .
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: limbus2

limbus2

[lim-buh s] /ˈlɪm bəs/
noun, plural limbi
[lim-bahy] /ˈlɪm baɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
1.
a border, edge, or limb.
Origin
1665-75; < Neo-Latin, Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for limbi

limbus

/ˈlɪmbəs/
noun (pl) -bi (-baɪ)
1.
(anatomy) the edge or border of any of various structures or parts
Derived Forms
limbic, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin: edge
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Word Origin and History for limbi

limbus

n.

Latin, literally "edge, border" (see limb (n.2)). In Medieval Latin, "region on the border of Hell," and thus sometimes used in English for limbo (n.1).

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limbi in Medicine

limbus lim·bus (lĭm'bəs)
n. pl. lim·bi (-bī')
An edge, border, or fringe of an anatomical part.

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