Limax

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Limax a genus of Limacidae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Limax lī"măks (Zoöl) A genus of airbreathing mollusks, including the common garden slugs. They have a small rudimentary shell. The breathing pore is on the right side of the neck. Several species are troublesome in gardens. See Slug.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n limax The typical genus of Limacidæ, formerly of great extent and heterogeneous composition, now restricted to the slugs which are without a caudal mucous pore, with a concealed quadrate non-spiral shell or limacel, and a smooth jaw.
    • n limax [lowercase] In early systems of classification, as the Linnean, the animal or soft body of any univalve, considered apart from its shell, which latter was otherwise classified.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Limaciform: having the form of a Limax or slug; said of larvae.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
It was perhaps the one described by Dujardin as amoeba limax, by which name it may be called.
"The Galaxy" by Various
It may be useful here to give the chief differences between the genera Arion, Amalia, Limax, and Agriolimax.
"Our British Snails" by John William Horsley
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