AskDefine | Define limbus

Dictionary Definition

limbus n : a border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure [also: limbi (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From limbus#Latin

Noun

  1. A border of an anatomical part, such as the edge of the cornea.

Derived terms

Latin

Noun

  1. A border, edge
  2. hem, fringe

Extensive Definition

Limbus may refer to:
  • Limbu people, a (Mongoloid) ethnic group in Asia, an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal.
  • Corneal limbus
  • Limbus (band), a Swedish punk rock band
  • Limbo, the temporary status of the souls of good persons who died but did not go to Heaven
  • Limbus, a thriller written by Julian Vaughan Hampton
  • Limbus of fossa ovalis (heart)
  • Limbus - border or edge of an anatomical part.
limbus in German: Limbus
limbus in Polish: Limbus
limbus in Slovak: Limbus
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