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See also: Amphisbaena
amphisbaena (plural amphisbaenas)
- A mythical serpent having a head at each end of its body, able to move in either direction.
- 1971: What do you call that animal that goes backward and forward, head at each end? —Amphisbaena. A kind of lizard. It doesn't exist. — Anthony Burgess, M/F (Penguin 2004, p. 109)
- A genus of lizards, native to the Americas, having extremities which are very similar.