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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Isthmus \Isth"mus\ (?; 277), n.; pl. Isthmuses. [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[eth] isthmus. See
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.
Isthmus of the fauces. (Anat.) See Fauces.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both
sides) connecting two larger land areas
2: a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an
anatomical structure [syn: isthmus, band]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "isthmus":
abbreviation, astriction, astringency, bottleneck, canal, cervix,
channel, circumscription, coarctation, compactedness, compaction,
compression, compressure, concentration, condensation,
consolidation, constriction, constringency, contraction,
contracture, curtailment, decrease, defile, diminuendo, hourglass,
hourglass figure, knitting, narrow, narrow place, narrowing,
narrows, neck, pass, puckering, pursing, reduction, shortening,
solidification, strait, stranglement, strangulation, striction,
stricture, systole, throat, wasp waist, wrinkling
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
ISTHMUS. A tongue or strip of land between two seas. Glos. on Law, 37, book
2, tit. 3, of the Dig.
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