limax

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adjective

ˈlīˌmaks
: resembling a slug
used especially of small amoebas that form a single broad anterior pseudopodium and flow sluggishly forward

Limax

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noun

Li·​max
ˈlīˌmaks
: a genus (the type of the family Limacidae) of gastropod mollusks containing typical slugs including several troublesome garden pests and formerly including most of the slugs

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin Limac-, Limax, from Latin limac-, limax slug, from (assumed) Greek leimak-, leimax (whence Late Greek leimak-, leimax slug)

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“Limax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limax. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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