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.
After the contest at Chalcis, Hesiod went to Delphi and there was warned that the `issue of death should overtake him in the fair grove of Nemean Zeus.' 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.
Located on the Isthmus of Panama, the narrow bridge of land connects North and South America.
The Minister of Public Works, Jos Luis balos, has met with the person in charge of the Program for the Development of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Rafael Marn, which is part of the Development Authority of the Special Economic Zones set up by the Mexican Government.
Those privileged enough to have traveled on the waterway, as your correspondent recently did, would notice the locks - including the iconic Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks - serve as water lifts to raise or lower ships from the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans, depending on their North or Southbound routes, either side of the Isthmus of Panama, to the artificial Gatun Lake 27 meters above sea level; the Canal's connecting water body for transit.
Agenesis of isthmus of thyroid gland in adult human cadavers: a case series.
SEM images of leaky canal and isthmus of C-shaped root canals are shown in Figure 5.