limbus

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noun lim·bus \ˈlim-bəs\

Definition of limbus

  1. :  the marginal region of the cornea of the eye by which it is continuous with the sclera

Origin and Etymology of limbus

Latin, border


First Known Use: 1877


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limbus

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noun lim·bus \ˈlim-bəs\

Medical Definition of limbus

  1. :  a border distinguished by color or structure; especially :  the marginal region of the cornea of the eye by which it is continuous with the sclera


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