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limacine

[lim-uh-sahyn, -sin, lahy-muh-]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or resembling a slug; sluglike.

Origin of limacine

1885–90; < Latin līmāc- (stem of līmāx) slug, snail + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for limacine

limacine

adjective
  1. of, or relating to slugs, esp those of the genus Limax
  2. Also: limaciform (lɪˈmæsɪˌfɔːm) resembling a slug

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Latin līmax, from līmus mud
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