limbus

limbus

1 [lim-buhs]
noun, plural limbi [lim-bahy] .

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: limbus2

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limbus

2 [lim-buhs] .
noun, plural limbi [lim-bahy] . Anatomy, Zoology.
a border, edge, or limb.

Origin:
1665–75; < Neo-Latin, Latin

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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]
 
'limbic
 
adj

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limbus
a Latin word meaning "edge, border," in M.L. "region on the border of Hell," and thus sometimes used in English for limbo (1).
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limbus lim·bus (lĭm'bəs)
n. pl. lim·bi (-bī')
An edge, border, or fringe of an anatomical part.

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