lime

(redirected from Citrus latifolia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Citrus latifolia: Citrus aurantifolia, Bearss lime

lime

 [līm]
1. calcium oxide, a corrosively alkaline and caustic earth, CaO; having various industrial uses and also a pharmaceutic necessity.
2. the acid fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, which contains ascorbic acid.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lime

(līm),
1. an alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime). Synonym(s): calcium oxide, calx (1)
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent.
[O.E. līm, birdlime]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lime

(līm)
1. An alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish-white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime).
Synonym(s): calx (1) .
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica, which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent.
[A.S. līm, birdlime]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lime

(līm)
1. An alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it converts into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime).
Synonym(s): calx (1) .
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as a therapeutic antiscorbutic agent in treating scurvy.
[A.S. līm, birdlime]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Population fluctuation of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in Persian lime (Citrus latifolia), in Huimanguillo Tabasco, Mexico
Dentro das especies de citros foram amostradas Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (laranjas pera, valencia, folha-murcha e lima), Citrus reticulata Blanco (Tangerina Ponca, Cleopatra), Citrus latifolia Tanaka (limao), Citrus deliciosa Tenore (mexerica, monte negrina) e Champagne (C.
Para o experimento, foram utilizadas plantas de limeira acida 'Tahiti' (Citrus latifolia Tanaka), em campo, com aproximadamente oito anos de idade, enxertadas sobre o limoeiro 'Cravo' (Citrus limonia Osbeck).
As avaliacoes foram realizadas em plantas de tangerineira 'Ponkan' (Citrus reticulata Blanco) e limeira acida 'Tahiti' (Citrus latifolia Tanaka), enxertadas sobre limoeiro 'Cravo' (Citrus limonia Osbeck), com tres anos de idade e cultivadas em vasos de cinco litros, contendo substrato comercial Plantmax [R].
FRUIT QUALITY OF 'TAHITI' LIME (CITRUS LATIFOLIA TANAKA) GRAFTED ON TWELVE DIFFERENT ROOTSTOCKS (1)