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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Definitions for limacine
  1. pertaining to or resembling a slug; sluglike.

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Citations for limacine
A man on the downhill side of prime--limbs beginning to shrink, the limacine middle expanding, flesh disintegrating into the beard. John Edgar Wideman, Hurry Home, 1970
Julia gives a completely unthinking facade of a performance, which he coats with a layer of limacine charm indistinguishable from castor oil. John Simon, "Pieces of '8½'," New York, May 24, 1982
Origin of limacine
1885-1890
Limacine finds its roots in the Latin term līmāx meaning "slug." It entered English in the late 1800s.
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