amphisbaena


am·phis·bae·na

noun \ˌam(p)-fəs-ˈbē-nə\

Definition of AMPHISBAENA

:  a serpent in classical mythology having a head at each end and capable of moving in either direction
am·phis·bae·nic \-nik\ adjective

Origin of AMPHISBAENA

Latin, from Greek amphisbaina, from amphis on both sides (from amphi around) + bainein to walk, go — more at by, come
First Known Use: 14th century

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