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Definition of the noun Amphisbena
What does Amphisbena mean as a name of something?
Amphisbena is a genus of Amphisbaenidae, described by Rafinesque in 1815.
- synonym: genus Amphisbena
- kingdom: Animalia
- phylum: Chordata
- class: Reptilia
- order: Squamata
- family: Amphisbaenidae
- genus: Amphisbaena
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
and amphisbena dire. Asp, Aspicx, thus denominated from the Greek, ae/jrrc, shield; on account of its lying convolved in a circle, in the centre of which is the head, which it exerts, or raises, like the umbo or umbileus of a buckler. This species of serpent is very frequently mentioned by authors ; but so carelessly described, that it is not easy to ...
by George Gregory
The genus lan'gaya, consisting of a single species only, differs from all the rest of the serpent tribe in having the upper part or beginning of the tail marked into complete rings or circular divisions, resembling those on the body of the amphisbena, while the extreme or terminal part is covered with small scales, as in the genus anguis. The langaya nasuta, or long-snouted langaya, is in length about two feet eight inches, and its greatest diameter about seven lines; the head is covered with ...
Including the Latest Improvement and Discovery and the Present States of Every Branch of Human Knowledge by George Gregory
The genus langaya, consisting of a single species only, differs from all the rest of the serpent tribe in having the upper part or beginning of the tail marked into complete rings or circular divisions resembling those on the body of the amphisbena, while the extreme or terminal part is covered with small scales, as in the genus anguis. The langaya nasuta, or long snouted langaya, is in length about two feet eight inches, and its greatest diameter about seven lines: the head is covered with ...
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1859)
Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
\Ve divide Ophidians into the groups Cazcuaa, AMPHISBENA, Assets, and Searsxs. CZECILIDE, OR BLIND WORMS. The character of this group is fully given in the description of the only genus. Genus CECILIA. Eyes extremely small, almost concealed beneath the skin, sometimes wanting. Skin smooth, viscous, furrowed by annular folds, apparently naked, but exhibiting in its thickness certain slender scales, regularly disposed on many transverse ridges between the wrinkles of the ...
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Scrabble value of A1M3P3H4I1S1B3E1N1A1
The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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