- pertaining to or of the nature of a limbus or border; marginal.
Origin of limbic
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Examples from the Web for limbic
One limbic structure affected by this early maldevelopment is the amygdala, which generates emotions like fear.What Made the Boston Bombers Do It
May 3, 2013
In his scheme, the limbic system evolved alongside the developing social complexity of the mammals.Why Do We Cry?
January 10, 2013
The middle region, the limbic system, controls docile, loving emotions.Sequential Problem Solving
Word Origin and History for limbic
1879, from French limbique (1878, Broca), from limbe, from Latin limbus "edge" (see limb (n.2)). Limbic system is attested from 1950.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or characterized by a limbus.
- Of or relating to the limbic system.
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