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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.]

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

lim•bus

(ˈlɪm bəs)

n., pl. -bi (-bī). Anat., Zool.
a border, edge, or limb.
[1665–75; < New Latin, Latin]
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"
Translations

lim·bus

n. limbo, filo o borde de una parte;
___ corneae___ de la córnea.
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Researchers at the University of Southampton discovered that stem cells taken from the corneal limbus can be programmed to form photoreceptors.
This part of the eye is called the corneal limbus and is a narrow gap lying between the transparent cornea and white sclera.
The causes for a corneal epithelial defect near the corneal limbus are vast.