plural noun
am·​phis·​ci·​ans | \ amˈfish(ē)ənz \
variants: or amphiscii \ -​shēˌī \

Definition of amphiscians

: the inhabitants of the tropics

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First Known Use of amphiscians

1559, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphiscians

amphiscians from Late Latin amphisci us one who dwells in the tropics (from Greek amphiskios, from the adjective, throwing a shadow both ways, from amphi- + skia shadow) + English -an + -s; amphiscii from Late Latin, plural of amphiscius

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“Amphiscians.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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