limbus

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

Origin of limbus

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

Definition for limbus (2 of 2)

limbus

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[ lim-buh s ]
/ ˈlɪm bəs /

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

a border, edge, or limb.

Origin of limbus

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1665–75; < New Latin, Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for limbus

limbus

/ (ˈlɪmbəs) /

noun plural -bi (-baɪ)

anatomy the edge or border of any of various structures or parts
Derived Formslimbic, adjective

Word Origin for limbus

C15: from Latin: edge
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Word Origin and History for limbus

limbus


n.

Latin, literally "edge, border" (see limb (n.2)). In Medieval Latin, "region on the border of Hell," and thus sometimes used in English for limbo (n.1).

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Medicine definitions for limbus

limbus

[ lĭmbəs ]

n. pl. lim•bi (-bī′)

An edge, border, or fringe of an anatomical part.
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