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Definitions of isthmus:

part of speech: noun

Narrow canal connecting two larger bodies or affording entrance to an organ.

part of speech: noun

1. A constriction connecting two larger parts of an organ or other anatomical structure. 2. A narrow passage connecting two larger cavities.

Usage examples for isthmus:

  • Hawk- Eye was some distance ahead of the others when he came out upon the high bluff that overlooked the channel and the isthmus "The Cave Twins", Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • He thereupon retired again from the sea, and established his army in the peninsula of Rhegium; there Crassus came upon him, and considering the nature of the place, which of itself suggested the undertaking, he set to work to build a wall across the isthmus thus keeping his soldiers at once from idleness, and his foes from forage. "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh
  • Through the isthmus of central America only, a short, safe, and easy passage from Europe to the eastern parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean, can be effected. "A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World", James MacQueen

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