noun /æmfɪsˈbiːnə/
a) A mythical serpent having a head at each end of its body, able to move in either direction.
b) A of lizards, native to the Americas, having extremities which are very similar.

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  • AMPHISBÆNA —    a genus of limbless lizards; a serpent fabled to have two heads and to be able to move backward or forward …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • amphisbæna — …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphisbène — [ ɑ̃fisbɛn ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. amphisbæna, gr. amphisbaina, de amphis « des deux côtés » et bainein « aller » 1 ♦ Vx Serpent fabuleux à deux têtes. 2 ♦ (1611) Reptile fouisseur (lacertiliens), lézard apode capable de se déplacer dans les deux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anfisbena — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para el tipo de reptiles, véase Amphisbaenia. Anfisbena en un escudo Anfisbena (en griego ‘que va en dos direcciones’, de amfis, ‘ambos lados’ y bainein, ‘ir’), también llamada Madre de las Hormigas, es una criatura… …   Wikipedia Español

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