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

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 27 Sep. 2022.

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