Meaning of amphisbaena

am•phis•bae•na

Pronunciation: (am"fus-bē'nu), [key]
— pl. -nae -nas.
  1. any of numerous worm lizards of the genus Amphisbaena.
  2. a serpent having a head at each end of its body and the ability to move forward or backward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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