pertaining to or of the nature of a limbus or border; marginal.

1880–85; limb(us)2 + -ic Unabridged
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limbus (ˈlɪmbəs)
n , pl -bi
anatomy the edge or border of any of various structures or parts
[C15: from Latin: edge]

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Word Origin & History

1882, from Fr. limbique (1878, Broca), from limbe, from L. limbus "edge" (see limbus). Limbic system is attested from 1952.
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Medical Dictionary

limbic lim·bic (lĭm'bĭk)

  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a limbus.

  2. Of or relating to the limbic system.

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Example sentences
Our emotional limbic system seeks homeostasis-it tries to reset to calmer functional defaults when it's been riled up.
He found a group of cells within it that connect directly to the limbic system, the brain's emotion-generating area.
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