See also:mythology, beginning or ending at both
See also:head and tail alike . Its fabled existence has been utilized by the poets, such as Milton,
See also:Pope. and
See also:Tennyson . In
See also:modern zoology it is the name given to the
See also:main genus of a
See also:family of
See also:worm-shaped lizards, most of which inhabit the tropical parts of
See also:America, the West Indies and Africa . The commonest
See also:species in South America and the
See also:Antilles is the sooty or dusky A. fuliginosa . The
See also:body of the amphisbaena, from 18 to 20 in. long, is of nearly the same thickness throughout . The head is small, and there can scarcely be said to be a tail, the vent being close to the extremity of the body . The animal lives mostly underground, burrowing in soft
See also:earth, and feeds on ants and other small animals . From its appearance, and the ease with which it moves backwards, has arisen the popular belief that the amphisbaena has two heads, and that when the body is cut in two the parts seek each other out and reunite . From this has arisen another popular error, which attributes extraordinary curative properties to its flesh when dried and pulverized .
AMPHIPROSTYLE (from the Gr. &µ¢i, on both sides, ...
AMPHITHEATRE (Gr. 441, around, and O&arpov, a place...
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