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amphibolous

[am-fib-uh-luh s]
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adjective
  1. ambiguous or equivocal, especially when due to the uncertain grammatical construction of a word or phrase.

Origin of amphibolous

1635–45; < Latin amphibolus < Greek amphíbolos thrown on both sides, ambiguous, equivalent to amphi- amphi- + -bol- (verbid of bállein to throw) + -os -ous
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