Translation of isthmus in Spanish:

isthmus

istmo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɪstməs//ˈɪsməs//ˈɪsθməs//ˈɪsməs/

noun

  • 1

    Geography
    istmo masculine
    the Isthmus of Corinth el istmo de Corinto
    • Currently, the narrow isthmus of southern Armenia, which is squeezed from both sides by Azerbaijan has been officially considered a ‘borderline territory.’
    • The British arrived almost a century ago to build the railroad that slices across the isthmus, linking the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.
    • At 20 miles long and four to eight miles wide, the isthmus connects central Greece with the Peloponnese peninsula.
    • The isthmus of Land's End was supposedly once connected to the Scilly Isles.
    • It had once been an island city, but Alexander the Great had conquered it by building an isthmus from the mainland out to the island.
    • The method diffused rapidly and initiatives developed up and down the Central American isthmus during the 1990s.
    • After the Darien experience, participatory mapping initiatives took root during the 1990s along the Central American isthmus.
    • The green is cleverly set into a tiny isthmus so that water surrounds three sides.
    • The narrow isthmus, heavily defended by the Turks, was their battlefield for the next eight months.
    • It is joined to the main island by a narrow isthmus.
    • He goes over to where Paterson had started to direct construction of a great highway over the isthmus to the Pacific Ocean.
    • Only one study to date has used calibration points from the fossil record to estimate the divergence of sister species distributed on both sides of the isthmus.
    • The toll for crossing the isthmus could easily be a week's salary for a campesino.
    • The town in on the west side; on the north a narrow isthmus (neutral ground) connects the fortress with the mainland of Spain.
    • The southern region is a narrow isthmus with hills running down the center.
    • The best way to cross the isthmus by land is to ride the historic Panama Canal Railway from Panama City to Colon.
    • Land routes are really old, especially through isthmuses.
    • In the south-east a narrow isthmus enlarges to a knot of salt ponds.
    • Behind him was a narrow isthmus leading to Charlestown, and before him was his goal: the besieged city of Boston.
  • 2

    Anatomy
    istmo masculine
    • The cervix forms the lower third, connected by a narrow isthmus to the main muscular body of the uterus.
    • The adult gland weighs 10-20 g and consists of two relatively flat oval lobes linked by an isthmus.
    • Thoracic aortic injuries most often occur at the aortic isthmus in the majority of the cases.
    • It has 2 lobes, called the right lobe and the left lobe, joined by a narrow isthmus.
    • It is usually attached to the isthmus on the left side of the median plane, but it may join either of the lateral lobes.