inhabitants of the tropics.
1620s, from Medieval Latin Amphiscii, from Greek amphiskioi “inhabitants of the tropics,” literally “throwing a shadow both ways,” from amphi- “on both sides” (see amphi-) + skia “shadow” (see shine (v.)). Inhabitants of torrid zones, so called because they are “people whose shadow is sometimes to the North, and sometimes to the South” [Cockerham, 1623].
adjective (of a leaf) having stomata on both surfaces
amphistome amphistome am·phis·tome (ām’fĭ-stōm’) n. Any trematode of the genus Paramphistomum. Historical Examples From a zoological point of view the most interesting fact connected with Lewiss amphistome is the existence of a gastric pouch. Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
adjective (of certain animals, such as leeches) having a sucker at either end of the body
(of a classical temple) having columns on both fronts. having columns at both sides. adjective (esp of a classical temple) having a set of columns at both ends or at both sides noun a temple of this kind