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English noun: isthmus

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

Broader (hypernym)dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma

Instance hyponymCentral America, Isthmus of Corinth, Isthmus of Darien, Isthmus of Kra, Isthmus of Panama, Isthmus of Suez, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Karelian Isthmus

2. isthmus (body) a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure


Broader (hypernym)tissue

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