Isthmus of the fauces
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 {Issue}.] (Geog.) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Isthmus of the fauces}. (Anat.) See {Fauces}. [1913 Webster]


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