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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Conjunctivalization is the result of destruction of the limbus and, consequently, of its stem cells (DUA & AZUARA-BLANCO, 1999).
Limbus, Rais, Magars, Gurungs and Chhetris have been contributing to the defence of Sikkim.
The Tibetan settlers could have paid a nominal rent/tribute/tax and the Limbus were happy with this arrangement for an area that was unpopulated and therefore monetarily unproductive.
The lower lid should oppose the globe at the inferior limbus. Please see Figure 1 for a diagram of the eyelid lamellae.
SCHWARZ, Zwischen Limbus und Gottesschau: das Schicksal Schicksal ungetauft sterbender Kinder in der der theologischen Diskussion des zwanzigsten Jahrbunderts: ein theologiegeschichtliches Panorama, Fe-Medienverlag, Kisslegg 2006, 353 pp., 14 x 21, ISBN 978-3939684015.
One example of this type of research, according to an article in Scientific American, is the "practice of using stem cells taken from a healthy eye's limbus, the area around the cornea where stem cells are stored, to create a layer of healthy cells to replace damaged ones in the cornea, the transparent, dome-shaped layer of cells covering the front of the eye." Although the described approach was not invented at LV Prasad, the institute has treated about 500 patients with a success rate of nearly 75 percent.
The Limbus have their own language which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family.
Helmer Mark Brokaw surely deserves some credit, though, for big laughs generated by the thesp's animated presentation (with gesticulating references to oversized anatomical illustrations) describing how the limbus and the cortex duke it out in the brain when someone feels the urge for "a serotonin smoothie."
However, there are other causes of clicking, such as limbus injury or a loose body.
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh premieres songwriter and visual artist Jay Bolotin's multimedia "mechanical opera" Limbus, inspired by a newspaper article about a boulder that rolled through a Kentucky farmhouse, sparing a young girl but crushing her parents.
We've been working on ways to grow stem cells that naturally occur in a particular region of the eye, the limbus, to regenerate the cornea.
It was a region of conditional oblivion or neglect--a place of confinement, the ablative of limbus (a border or a hem), located on the outer turrets of hell.