Limaceous
Limaceous Li*ma"ceous (l[-i]*m[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [L. limax, limacis, slug, snail: cf. F. limac['e].] (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to, or like, Limax, or the slugs. [1913 Webster]

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  • limaceous — pertaining to slugs, 1650s, with OUS (Cf. ous) + L. limax (gen. limacis) snail, slug, from Gk. leimax, from PIE root * (s)lei slime (see SLIME (Cf. slime) (n.)). The Greek word is cognate with Rus. slimák snail, Lith …   Etymology dictionary

  • limaceous — /lī māˈshəs/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑limax …   Useful english dictionary

  • limaceous — adjective Characteristic of slugs (of the family Limacidae) Syn: limacine …   Wiktionary

  • limacine — adjective Characteristic of slugs (of the family Limacidae) Syn: limaceous …   Wiktionary

  • limacine —   a. pertaining to slugs.    ♦ limaceous, a.    ♦ limacoid, a. slug like …   Dictionary of difficult words

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