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isthmus
American English: /ˈɪsməs/
British English: /ˈɪsθməs/
, /ˈɪstməs/
, /ˈɪsməs/

Translation of isthmus in Spanish:

noun plural -muses

  • 1 (Geography) the Isthmus of Corinth
    el istmo de Corinto
    Example sentences
    • Land routes are really old, especially through isthmuses.
    • The British arrived almost a century ago to build the railroad that slices across the isthmus, linking the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.
    • Only one study to date has used calibration points from the fossil record to estimate the divergence of sister species distributed on both sides of the isthmus.
  • 2 (Anatomy)
    Example sentences
    • Thoracic aortic injuries most often occur at the aortic isthmus in the majority of the cases.
    • It has 2 lobes, called the right lobe and the left lobe, joined by a narrow isthmus.
    • The cervix forms the lower third, connected by a narrow isthmus to the main muscular body of the uterus.

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