HyperDic: isthmus

English > 2 senses of the word isthmus:
NOUNobjectisthmusa relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger / larger land areas
bodyisthmus, banda cord-like tissue connecting two larger / larger parts of an anatomical structure
isthmus > pronunciation
Soundsih'smahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > isthmus: 2 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger / larger land areas.
InstancesCentral AmericaThe isthmus joining North America and South America
Isthmus of CorinthA narrow isthmus between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf
Isthmus of KraA narrow isthmus linking the Malay Peninsula to the Asian mainland
Isthmus of Panama, Isthmus of DarienThe isthmus that connects Central America and South America
Isthmus of SuezThe isthmus in northeastern Egypt that connects Africa and Asia
Isthmus of TehuantepecThe narrowest part of southern Mexico is an isthmus between the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the south coast
Karelian IsthmusThe isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga that connects Finland and Russia
Broaderland, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firmaThe solid part of the earth's surface
Spanishistmo
Catalanistme
Adjectivesisthmianof or relating to or forming an isthmus
English > isthmus: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA cord-like tissue connecting two larger / larger parts of an anatomical structure.
Synonymband
BroadertissuePart of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

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