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isthmusnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪs·məs/
a ​narrowpiece of ​land that has ​water on either ​side and ​joins two ​largerareas of ​land: the Isthmus of Panama
(Definition of isthmus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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isthmusnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪsθ.məs/ /ˈɪs-/ specialized

isthmus noun [C] (LAND)

geography a ​narrowpiece of ​land with ​water on each ​side that ​joins two ​largerareas of ​land: the Isthmus of ​Panama

isthmus noun [C] (IN BODY)

medical a ​narrowconnection between two ​organparts or ​structures in the ​body
(Definition of isthmus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “isthmus”
in Spanish istmo…
in Vietnamese eo đất…
in Malaysian segenting…
in Thai คอคอด…
in French isthme…
in German die Landenge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地峡…
in Indonesian tanah genting…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地峽…
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