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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).
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Lumbar surgery for 56 limbus fractures emphasizing noncalcified type III lesions.
Limbus shows glabrous and hipostomatic epidermis, with epidermal cells ordinary of sinuous anticlinal walls on the adaxial side and slightly sinuous in abaxial; stomata are paracytic (Figure 6A and B).
The sites of the dermoids in that study were reported in decreasing order of incidence as the limbus third eyelid canthus eyelid and conjunctiva (Barkyoumb and Leipold 1984).
Busque, busque con teson lo que mis ojos ansiaban contemplar, el keherpas de Zoroastro, el kaleb persa, el kwei-shan de la filosofia india (17); el archaaeus de Paracelso, el limbus de Swedenborg (18); oi la palabra de los monjes budistas en medio de las florestas del Thibet; estudie los diez sephiroth de la kabala, desde el que simboliza el espacio sin limites hasta el que, llamado Malkuth, encierra el principio de la vida (19).
There is a gelatinous thickening of the cornea at the limbus with pigment changes.
The patients with hard nuclei had extracapsular cataract extraction, where a one-stepped clear corneal incision was made just inside the limbus from 2 o' clock to 10 o'clock.
These events particularly occur when, in addition to destruction of the corneal and conjunctival epithelia, there is important involvement of the limbus (SHAPIRO et al.
Limbus, Rais, Magars, Gurungs and Chhetris have been contributing to the defence of Sikkim.
5) in both limbus and oral mucosal culture were studied with respective positive and internal controls.
47) One would also expect there to be some amount of tension among the Tibetan settlers, and the majority people, the Limbus, who supposedly governed the rest of the area.
The lower lid should oppose the globe at the inferior limbus.
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.