limbus

noun
lim·​bus | \ ˈlim-bəs How to pronounce limbus (audio) \

Definition of limbus

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

First Known Use of limbus

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for limbus

Latin, border

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“Limbus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limbus. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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limbus

noun
lim·​bus | \ ˈlim-bəs How to pronounce limbus (audio) \

Medical Definition of limbus

: 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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