amphisbaena


noun, plural am·phis·bae·nae [am-fuh s-bee-nee] /ˌæm fəsˈbi ni/, am·phis·bae·nas.

  1. any of numerous worm lizards of the genus Amphisbaena.
  2. Classical Mythology. a serpent having a head at each end of its body and the ability to move forward or backward.

noun plural -nae (-niː) or -nas

  1. any worm lizard of the genus Amphisbaena
  2. classical myth a poisonous serpent having a head at each end and able to move forwards or backwards

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