limax

adjective \ˈlīˌmaks\

Definition of limax

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

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Limax

noun Li·max \ˈlīˌmaks\

Definition of Limax

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of limax

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


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