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


play \-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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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