[is-mee-uh n] /ˈɪs mi ən/

of or relating to an .
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama.
a native or inhabitant of an .
relating to or situated in an isthmus
relating to or situated in the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama

c.1600, from Latin isthmius, from Greek isthmios, from isthmos (see isthmus).


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