limbus

1
[ lim-buh s ]
/ ˈlɪm bəs /

noun, plural lim·bi [lim-bahy] /ˈlɪm baɪ/.

Origin of limbus

1
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: limbus2

Definition for limbus (2 of 2)

limbus

2
[ lim-buh s ]
/ ˈlɪm bəs /

noun, plural lim·bi [lim-bahy] /ˈlɪm baɪ/. Anatomy, Zoology.

a border, edge, or limb.

Origin of limbus

2
1665–75; < New Latin, Latin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for limbus

British Dictionary definitions for limbus

limbus

/ (ˈlɪmbəs) /

noun plural -bi (-baɪ)

anatomy the edge or border of any of various structures or parts

Derived Forms

limbic, adjective

Word Origin for limbus

C15: from Latin: edge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for limbus

limbus

[ lĭmbəs ]

n. pl. lim•bi (-bī′)

An edge, border, or fringe of an anatomical part.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.