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limbic

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

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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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