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limen

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noun li·men \ˈlī-mən\

Definition of limen

  1. :  threshold 3a



Origin of limen

Latin limin-, limen transverse beam in a door frame, threshold; probably akin to Latin limus transverse


First Known Use: 1895

Rhymes with limen


Medical Dictionary

limen

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noun li·men \ˈlī-mən\

Medical Definition of limen

  1. :  threshold <appetites and needs…smouldering below the limen of awareness—R. M. Lindner>




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