limax

adjective
\ ˈlīˌmaks \

Definition of limax

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Limax

noun
Li·​max | \ ˈlīˌmaks \

Definition of Limax (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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History and Etymology for limax

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 5 Aug. 2021.

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