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Amphisbena

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.

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Google previewTHE BOOK OF Family Crests; COMPRISING NEARLY EVERY FAMILY BEARING PROPERLY BLAZONED AND EXPLAINED, ACCOMPANIED BY UPWARDS OF FOUR THOUSAND ENGRAVINGS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE CRESTS OF THE PRESS AND BARONETS-NEARLY BYBRY FAMILY OF ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND, THE COLONIES, ETC., ETC., WITH THE SURNAMES OF THE BEARERS, ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED, A DICTIONARY OF MOTTOS, AN ESSAY ON THE ORIGIN OF ARMS, CRESTS, ETC., AND A GLOSSARY OF TERMS. THIRTEENTH EDITION. VOL. II (1882)

in the gauntlet an amphisbena, (or snake with a head at each extremity,) or, langued gu. ; 2. a lozenge, or, between two wings elevated, gu. pi. 88, n. 6. , a seal's head ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

See AMPHISBENA. (18) Pyg0p0didce.— Snake-like lizards; forelegs absent; hind-legs a pair of scaly flaps; Australasia. Sub-order 3. Chamaleontes.-Old- World saurians, with compressed body and prehensile tail; tongue club-shaped and ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Hindee and English (1870)

by Joseph T. Thompson

The elephant of the south-east quarter a sort of snake ( Amphisbena ), a sort of eprosy ; a white lotus. HTS tasi poond-ree-yuk, s. m. A flower (IIibiscus mutabilis ) , a drug commonly called Poonderija. quer poon-yuh, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Scientific Terms and Technological Expressions by W. M. Buchanan (1869)

by W. M. Buchanan

AM £}'' a wou;, both ways, AMPHisBENA, and 8x vow, to go. A AMPHIscIANs, sides and arzia, a shadow. In geography, the inhabitants of the torrid zone, whose shadows at one part of the year fall on the north, and at another on the south, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia 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 ...

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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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