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limacine

[ lim-uh-sahyn, -sin, lahy-muh- ]
/ ˈlɪm əˌsaɪn, -sɪn, ˈlaɪ mə- /
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adjective

pertaining to or resembling a slug; sluglike.

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Origin of limacine

1885–90; <Latin līmāc- (stem of līmāx) slug, snail + -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for limacine

limacine
/ (ˈlɪməˌsaɪn, -sɪn, ˈlaɪ-) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for limacine

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