Isthmus of

Isth·mus of

 (ĭs′məs)
For names of actual isthmuses, see the specific element of the name; for example, Panama, Isthmus of.
References in classic literature ?
I need not tell you, sir," said Ned Land, "that the Red Sea is as much closed as the Gulf, as the Isthmus of Suez is not yet cut; and, if it was, a boat as mysterious as ours would not risk itself in a canal cut with sluices.
The spot is situated a little above the Isthmus of Suez, in the arm which formerly made a deep estuary, when the Red Sea extended to the Salt Lakes.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
On the west, however, rise the Rocky Mountains, that immense range which, commencing at the Straights of Magellan, follows the western coast of Southern America under the name of the Andes or the Cordilleras, until it crosses the Isthmus of Panama, and runs up the whole of North America to the very borders of the Polar Sea.
It was a part of the great system of granite mountains which forms one of the most important and striking features of North America, stretching parallel to the coast of the Pacific from the Isthmus of Panama almost to the Arctic Ocean; and presenting a corresponding chain to that of the Andes in the southern hemisphere.
Avoiding therefore Nemea on the Isthmus of Corinth, to which he supposed the oracle to refer, Hesiod retired to Oenoe in Locris where he was entertained by Amphiphanes and Ganyetor, sons of a certain Phegeus.
At the present time, if we divide America, not by the Isthmus of Panama, but by the southern part of Mexico [5] in lat.
Disinfection effects of MTAD on apical isthmus of the root canal system: a scanning electron microscopic evaluation.
Alejandro Murat, who announced the initiative in early March, said the project would provide shippers an efficient way to send their cargo between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans via the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, thus providing an alternative to the Panama Canal.
The oceans parted millions of years ago when the Isthmus of Panama joined North and South America, creating a divide in the water and the two isolated oceans we know today.
The Isthmus of Corinth: Crossroads of the Mediterranean World
2] About 33% of incidence of agenesis of the isthmus of the thyroid gland was observed in a study on anatomical variations of the thyroid gland by Ranade et al.