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amphisbaena

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noun am·phis·bae·na \ˌam(p)-fəs-ˈbē-nə\

Definition of amphisbaena

  1. :  a serpent in classical mythology having a head at each end and capable of moving in either direction

am·phis·bae·nicplay \-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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