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[lim-buh s] /ˈlɪm bəs/

noun, plural limbi
[lim-bahy] /ˈlɪm baɪ/ (Show IPA)
1 .
[lim-buh s] /ˈlɪm bəs/
noun, plural limbi
[lim-bahy] /ˈlɪm baɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
a border, edge, or limb.
noun (pl) -bi (-baɪ)
(anatomy) the edge or border of any of various structures or parts

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).

limbus lim·bus (lĭm’bəs)
n. pl. lim·bi (-bī’)
An edge, border, or fringe of an anatomical part.


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