noun, plural isth·mus·es, isth·mi [is-mahy]. /ˈɪs maɪ/.
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Origin of isthmus
OTHER WORDS FROM isthmusisthmoid, adjective
Words nearby isthmus
Example sentences from the Web for isthmus
For example, on Saunders Island on the Falkland Islands, I was in an area called the Neck, a little isthmus.A king penguin and a wedding anniversary inspired a couple to see all 18 species|Andrea Sachs|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
Eleventh place is quite the crowning achievement for the little isthmus—especially considering the low quality offerings.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it really possible that we were once so wrapped around that isthmus?
In the Shafrazi island, Warhol and Basquiat are up on this little isthmus together, a little spit of land.
The only thing it rhymes with is isthmus, and that but loosely.
Lionel Wafer in his travels upon the Isthmus of Darien in 1699 saw the plant growing and cultivated by the natives.
Continet hic Isthmus leucas admod quingentas circuitu suo, emque occupant Soriqui populi.
In this Isthmus is port royal, where we are now sojourning, lying on the parallel of 44 40'.
This Isthmus has a circuit of fully five hundred leagues and is occupied by the Soriquois tribe.
The town of the same name lies in the midst of a small plain, which forms the half of an isthmus.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for isthmus
noun plural -muses or -mi (-maɪ)
- a narrow band of tissue connecting two larger parts of a structure
- a narrow passage connecting two cavities
Derived forms of isthmusisthmoid, adjective
Word Origin for isthmus
Medical definitions for isthmus
n. pl. isth•mus•es
Scientific definitions for isthmus
Plural isthmuses isthmi (ĭs′mī′)
Cultural definitions for isthmus
A narrow strip of land that connects two larger bodies of land and has water on both sides.