Definitions for isthmusˈɪs məs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. isthmus(noun)

    a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

  2. isthmus, band(noun)

    a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure


  1. isthmus(Noun)

    A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.

  2. isthmus(Noun)

    Any such narrow part connecting two larger structures.

  3. Origin: Via isthmus, from ἰσθμός. Cognate to eið.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Isthmus(noun)

    a neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are connected, or by which a peninsula is united to the mainland; as, the Isthmus of Panama; the Isthmus of Suez, etc

  2. Origin: [L. isthmus, Gr. 'isqmo`s a neck, a neck of land between two seas, an isthmus, especially the Isthmus of Corinth; prob. from the root of 'ie`nai to go; cf. Icel. ei isthmus. See Issue.]

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