isthmian

[ is-mee-uhn ]
/ ˈɪs mi ən /

adjective

of or relating to an isthmus.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama.

noun

a native or inhabitant of an isthmus.

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Origin of isthmian

1595–1605; <Latin isthmi(us) (<Greek ísthmios of a neck of land, equivalent to isthm(ós) neck + -ios adj. suffix) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM isthmian

trans·isth·mi·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isthmian (1 of 2)

isthmian
/ (ˈɪsθmɪən) /

adjective

relating to or situated in an isthmus

British Dictionary definitions for isthmian (2 of 2)

Isthmian
/ (ˈɪsθmɪən) /

adjective

relating to or situated in the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama
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