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Meaning of "amphisbaenae" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AMPHISBAENAE

amphisbaenae  [ˌæmfɪsˈbi:nə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMPHISBAENAE

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Amphisbaenae is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AMPHISBAENAE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Amphisbaena

Amphisbaena, amphisbaina, amphisbene, amphisboena, amphisbona, amphista, amfivena,amphivena, or anphivena, a Greek word, from amphis, meaning "both ways", and bainein, meaning "to go", also called the Mother of Ants, is a mythological, ant-eating serpent with a head at each end. According to Greek mythology, the amphisbaena was spawned from the blood that dripped from the Gorgon Medusa's head as Perseus flew over the Libyan Desert with it in his hand. Cato's army then encountered it along with other serpents on the march. Amphisbaenae fed off of the corpses left behind. The amphisbaena has been referred to by the poets, such as Nicander, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and A. E. Housman, and the amphisbaena as a mythological and legendary creature has been referenced by Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Isidore of Seville, and Thomas Browne, the last of whom debunked its existence.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMPHISBAENAE


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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMPHISBAENAE

amphiphile
amphiphilic
amphiploid
amphiploidy
amphipod
amphipodous
amphiprostylar
amphiprostyle
amphiprotic
amphisbaena
amphisbaenic
amphiscian
amphistomatal
amphistomatic
amphistomous
amphistylar
amphitheatral
amphitheatre
amphitheatric
amphitheatrical

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMPHISBAENAE

alumnae
antennae
Camenae
Cannae
carinae
catenae
coronae
dramatis personae
kanae
lacunae
minae
Mycenae
nae
novenae
paraselenae
personae
phlyctaenae
phlyctenae
saphenae
venae

Synonyms and antonyms of amphisbaenae in the English dictionary of synonyms

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMPHISBAENAE»

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THE ANIMAL KINGDOM,
East Indies. Another with four toes, Lac. tetradaciyla, Lacep. Ann. du Mus. II, lix, 2 *. In others the tympanum is concealed, leading directly to Chirotes, and thence to the Amphisbaenae. .There is one species with five toesf; and a second in Brazil ...
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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Inferno
With one exception (“amphisbands”), the names of these reptiles are the original Greek or Latin ones; the original “amphisbaenae” has been rendered into “ amphisbands”, for poetic reasons. Needless to say, the descriptions of these animals ...
Paul S. Bruckman, 2011
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Word play
Each reads his list; the one with most amphisbaenae wins. Now try for some clued amphisbaenae. Four at a time: Here is a batch of amphisbaenae, with a line marking the break: mum/my, break/age, hum/bug, pot/ion, imp/unity, cur/rent,  ...
Joseph Twadell Shipley, 1972
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The Animal Kingdom, Arranged According to Its Organization, ...
... the Batrachians, which are approximated in this respect only by the Amphisbaenae among the serpents; their maxillary bones cover the orbit, which resembles a very small hole, and those of the temples the temporal depression, so that the ...
Georges baron Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille, 1831
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Pantology: Or, A Systematic Survey of Human Knowledge; ...
... the Anguinae, or glass snake ; the Amphisbaenae, so named from the head and tail appearing alike; the Colubridae, or boa, anaconda, and blacksnake; the Viperinae, as the rattlesnake, redsnake, viper, adder, and asp ; and the Coecilidae, ...
Roswell Park, 1841
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United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, ...
Amphibia, 1. Amphibius, 202. Amphibolurus, 413. maculiferus, 417. muricatus, 414. Amphiesma rhodomelas, 165. Amphl'sbaena scutigera, 217. Amphisbaenae , 216. AMPHIBBAENIDAE, 215, 216. Amphisbaenoz'dea, 216. Amydae, 462.
Charles Frederic Girard, Spencer Fullerton Baird, 1858
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United States Exploring Expedition: During the Year 1838, ...
SYN.—Amphisbaenoidea, FITZ. Neue Class. Rept. 1826, 11. Amphisbaenidae, BONAP. Saggio, Distr. Anim. Vertebr. 1831.—GRAY, Synops. Brit. Mus. 1840 ; & Catal. Tort. Croc. & Amphisb. Brit. Mus. 1844, 69. Amphisbaenae, WIEGM. Herp.
United States exloring expedition, Charles Wilkes, 1858
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Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution: Adaptation in Mites and Ticks
Flechtmann C.H.W., Johnston D.E., 1990 Zeterobercon. a new genus of Heterozerconidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) and the description of Zeterobercon amphisbaenae n. sp. from BrasiL International Journal of Acarology, 16: 143-148. Franzen ...
European Association of Acarologists. Meeting, Fabio Bernini, 2002
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri : Volume 1: Inferno: ...
86-87. chelydri . . . amphisbaenae: This list of serpent species is taken from Lucan's list in Pharsalia 9.708-27 (fifteen species in twenty lines). Grandgent notes: “The chelydri make their path smoke, the jaculi are swift as darts, the pharee furrow ...
Dante Alighieri, 1996
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John Ray, Naturalist: His Life and Works
Bk. 2, c. i ad fin. 5 C.C. pp. 39-40. 6 Cf. Hist. Insect, p. 45 and F. G. Sinclair, Cambridge Nat. Hist, v, p. 34. 7 C.C. pp. 44-5: cf. Hist. Insect, p. 341. i ' Amphisbaenae sunt haec animalcula.' 2 C.C. pp. 134-8. 3 102 THE CAMBRIDGE CATALOGUE.
Charles Earle Raven, 1986

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMPHISBAENAE»

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The cathedral in my dreams
... than I remembered: a Romanesque heart (carved with lions and gryphons and two-headed amphisbaenae) with Gothic developments. «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 13»

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