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lim·bus

 (lĭm′bəs)
n. pl. lim·bi (-bī′) Biology
A distinctive border or edge, such as the junction between the cornea and sclera of the eyeball.

[Latin, border.]
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limbus

(ˈlɪmbəs)
n, pl -bi (-baɪ)
(Anatomy) anatomy the edge or border of any of various structures or parts
[C15: from Latin: edge]
ˈlimbic adj
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lim•bus

(ˈlɪm bəs)

n., pl. -bi (-bī). Anat., Zool.
a border, edge, or limb.
[1665–75; < New Latin, Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limbus - a border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
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Translations

lim·bus

n. limbo, filo o borde de una parte;
___ corneae___ de la córnea.
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The ATP-binding cassette transporter ABCG2, a member of the ABC transporters, has been proposed as a potential marker of a wide variety of stem cells including limbal stem cells [23, 38], since it is expressed in certain basal cells of human corneal limbus and absent in the suprabasal layer as well as in the central corneal epithelium.
An anterior chamber maintainer was put through the corneal limbus. A Busin glide was used to insert the donor graft into the anterior chamber.
In contrast to the amiodarone-induced keratopathy, the highly reflective epithelial cells were consistently observed extending from the corneal limbus to the central cornea in Fabry disease (Figure 6).
Corneal thickness measurements were obtained with the eyes in primary gaze position, while scleral thickness measurements were obtained using a 45[degrees] temporal gaze to measure the sclera 2 mm nasal to the corneal limbus (Figures 1 and 2).
Citation: Tom Bongiorno et al., "Cellular Stiffness as a Novel Stemness Marker in the Corneal Limbus, Biophysical Journal, 2016; 111 (8): 1761 DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.09.005
Ophthalmic examination revealed lacerated wound over the lateral margin of corneal limbus. The cornea appeared shrunk oedematous and opaque.