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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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Then, the indentation was made on the left cornea of the mice by the use of the corneal trephine with the diameter of 2 mm, and during this process, the trephine edge should not surpass the corneoscleral limbus. Under the ophthalmic microscope, an Algerbrush II rust ring remover (Alger Co., Lago Vista, TX, USA) was used to scrape the epithelia in the region 2 mm away from the central cornea of each mouse according to the indentation position, with the corneal epithelia at the corneal limbus left over.
The three 20-gauge cannulas were inserted 3.5 mm from the corneoscleral limbus. The infusion catheter was connected to the inferotemporal cannula (which was the first to be inserted).
zone I (superficial injuries of bulbar conjunctiva, sclera and cornea), zone II (corneoscleral limbus to a point 5mm posterior into the sclera including violation of lens and anterior segment) and zone III (posterior to anterior 5mm of sclera including violation of the retina, vitreous, rear uvea and optic nerve).8