[ US /ˈɪsməs/ ]
[ UK /ˈɪsθməs/ ]
  1. a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
  2. a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
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How To Use isthmus In A Sentence

  • AGI The Spaniards established a system that was both a nexus and a barrier in the area of the isthmus when they built and fortified the cities of Portobelo and Panama. Defending the sea and the land
  • Currently, the narrow isthmus of southern Armenia, which is squeezed from both sides by Azerbaijan has been officially considered a ‘borderline territory.’
  • The north and south of the island are linked by a narrow isthmus.
  • Also worth getting the tides right, so you can pop down to the beach under the headland and see Merlin's Cave - a huge cave going right through, under the landward end of the headland by the isthmus.
  • The cervix forms the lower third, connected by a narrow isthmus to the main muscular body of the uterus.
  • Panama, cross the isthmus, and reship himself in the other waters for his long journey home. Tales of all countries
  • In fact he belonged to another team, one that was researching the Zapotecan cultures of the northern coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the years prior to the coming of the Spanish. Pastwatch, the Redemtion of Christopher Columbus
  • Objective To utilize SOCON nail and hook system for pedicle of vertebral arch in the treatment of lumbar vertebrae isthmus spondyloschisis in teenager, and observe the fixation and fusion effect.
  • Käkisalmi, also known as Kexholm, turned out to be at the mouth of the Vuoksen River, where it flowed into Lake Ladoga on the Karelian Isthmus, not far from the old Swedish city of Viborg. Red Wolf
  • It is usually attached to the isthmus on the left side of the median plane, but it may join either of the lateral lobes.
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