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1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a limbus.
2. Of or relating to the limbic system.

[French limbique, from limbe, edge, from Old French, graduated edge of an astronomical instrument; see limb2.]


(ˈlɪm bɪk)

pertaining to or of the nature of a limbus or border; marginal.
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Adj.1.limbic - of or relating to or forming a limbus


a. marginal.
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