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isth·mus

 (ĭs′məs)
n. pl. isth·mus·es or isth·mi (-mī′)
1. A narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land.
2. Anatomy
a. A narrow strip of tissue joining two larger organs or parts of an organ.
b. A narrow passage connecting two larger cavities.

[Latin, from Greek isthmos.]
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isthmus

(ˈɪsθməs; ˈɪstməs; ˈɪsməs)
n, pl -muses or -mi (-maɪ)
1. (Physical Geography) a narrow strip of land connecting two relatively large land areas
2. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. a narrow band of tissue connecting two larger parts of a structure
b. a narrow passage connecting two cavities
[C16: from Latin, from Greek isthmos]
ˈisthmoid adj
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isth•mus

(ˈɪs məs)

n., pl. -mus•es, -mi (-mī).
1. a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.
2. a relatively narrow passage or strip of tissue joining two cavities or parts of an organ.
[1545–55; < Latin < Greek isthmós narrow passage, isthmus]
isth′moid, adj.
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isthmus

A narrow neck of land that joins two larger areas of land.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isthmus - a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areasisthmus - a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
2.isthmus - a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structureisthmus - a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
tissue - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
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isthmus

noun strip, spit the isthmus of Panama
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Translations
بَرْزَخ
šíje
landtange
स्थलडमरूमध्य
földnyelvföldszoros
eiîi, grandi
zemesšaurums
šija
berzahkıstak
перешийок

isthmus

[ˈɪsməs] N (isthmuses or isthmi (pl)) → istmo m
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isthmus

[ˈɪsməs] nisthme m
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isthmus

nLandenge f, → Isthmus m
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isthmus

[ˈɪsməs] nistmo
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isthmus

(ˈisməs) noun
a narrow strip of land joining two larger pieces. the Isthmus of Panama.
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isth·mus

n. istmo. 1. conducto estrecho que conecta dos cavidades o dos partes mayores; 2. constricción entre dos partes de un órgano o estructura;
aortic ______ de la aorta;
___ of auditory tube___ del tubo auditivo;
___ of the encephalon___ del encéfalo;
___ of the eustachian tube___ de la trompa de Eustaquio;
___ of the fauces___ de las fauces;
___ of the ureter___ de la uretra;
pharyngeal ______ de la faringe;
tubaric ______ tubárico.
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Agenesis of isthmus of thyroid gland in adult human cadavers: a case series.
A hard lump of size 20 x 15 mm and unclear border could be seen on the isthmus of thyroid during surgery.
ACWE produced undersegmented and oversegmented results in some cases as the contour evolution (set by the user) does not reach all the regions of thyroid (e.g., isthmus of thyroid) as well as due to the wrong initialization of the contour (this happens when the segmentation results from one image frame are used to segment the corresponding image frames).