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limbus

 [lim´bus] (L.)
1. a border or margin.
2. the edge of the cornea, where it joins the sclera. Called also limbus corneae.

lim·bus

, pl.

lim·bi

(lim'bŭs, lim'bī),
The edge, border, or fringe of a part.
[L. a border]

limbus

/lim·bus/ (lim´bus) pl. lim´bi   [L.] an edge, fringe, or border.
corneal limbus  the edge of the cornea where it joins the sclera.
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Corneal limbus (limbus corneae), in a horizontal section (A) and anterior view (B) of the eye.
spiral limbus  the thickened periosteum of the osseous spiral lamina of the cochlea.

limbus

(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.

limbus

[lim′bəs]
an edge or border, such as the corneal limbus at the edge of the cornea bordering the sclera.

lim·bus

, pl. limbi (lim'bŭs, -bī) [TA]
The edge, border, or fringe of a part.
[L. a border]

limbus

An edge or distinct border, especially the margin of the CORNEA.

limbus

pl. limbi [L.] an edge, fringe or border; used in anatomical nomenclature to designate the edge of the cornea, where it joins the sclera (limbus corneae, scleral limbus), and other margins in the body.

eyelid limbus
the skin-conjunctival junction at the palpebral rim.
oval fossa limbus
edge of a fossa in the atrial wall, location of the original interatrial foramen in the fetus.
scleral limbus
see limbus (above).