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isthmus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isthmus  \Isth"mus\  (?;  277),  n.;  pl  {Isthmuses}.  [L.  isthmus, 
  Gr  'isqmo`s  a  neck,  a  neck  of  land  between  two  seas,  an 
  isthmus,  especially  the  Isthmus  of  Corinth;  prob.  from  the 
  root  of  'ie`nai  to  go  cf  Icel.  ei[eth]  isthmus.  See 
  {Issue}.]  (Geog.) 
  A  neck  or  narrow  slip  of  land  by  which  two  continents  are 
  connected,  or  by  which  a  peninsula  is  united  to  the  mainland; 
  as  the  Isthmus  of  Panama;  the  Isthmus  of  Suez,  etc 
 
  {Isthmus  of  the  fauces}.  (Anat.)  See  {Fauces}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  isthmus 
  n  :  a  relatively  narrow  strip  of  land  (with  water  on  both  sides) 
  connecting  two  larger  land  areas 




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