Ambon

geographical name

Am·​bon äm-ˈbȯn How to pronounce Ambon (audio)
ˈam-ˌbän
variants or Amboina
1
island of eastern Indonesia in the Moluccas south of Ceram area 314 square miles (816 square kilometers)
2
city and port on a bay of the Banda Sea on Ambon Island population 276,955
Ambonese adjective or noun
or less commonly Amboinese
ˌam-ˌboi-ˈnēz How to pronounce Ambon (audio)
-ˈnēs,
am-ˈbȯi-ˌnēz,
-ˌnēs

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Medical Definition

ambon

noun
am·​bon ˈam-ˌbän How to pronounce ambon (audio)
variants also ambo
plural ambones am-ˈbō-(ˌ)nēz How to pronounce ambon (audio)
: the fibrocartilaginous ring around an articular cavity

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