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limbic

[lim-bik]
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  1. pertaining to or of the nature of a limbus or border; marginal.

Origin of limbic

First recorded in 1880–85; limb(us)2 + -ic
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Word Origin and History for limbic

adj.

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

limbic in Medicine

limbic

(lĭmbĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a limbus.
  2. Of or relating to the limbic system.
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