Etymology
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amphisbaena (n.)

fabled serpent of ancient times, with a head at either end, late 14c., amphibena, from Medieval Latin, from Greek amphisbaena, from amphis "both ways" (see amphi-) + stem of bainein "to go, walk, step" (from PIE root *gwa- "to go, come").

updated on September 20, 2022

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Definitions of amphisbaena from WordNet
1
amphisbaena (n.)
(classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body;
2
Amphisbaena (n.)
type genus of the Amphisbaenidae;
Synonyms: genus Amphisbaena / Amphisbaenia / genus Amphisbaenia
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