Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, a muscle of the leg of certain birds: so called from the way in which it winds about the limb in passing from the hip to the foot.

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  • In some species there is a muscle called the ambiens, which has its rise in the pelvis, passes along the inner side of the thigh, whence its tendon runs over the apex of the angle of the knee joint, and down the leg till it joins the muscles that flex the toes.

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  • From the posterior part the anterior perforated substance and the pyriform lobe are developed; at the beginning of the fourth month the latter forms a curved elevation continuous behind with the medial surface of the temporal lobe, and consisting, from before backward, of the gyrus olfactorius lateralis, gyrus ambiens, and gyrus semilunaris, parts which in the adult brain are represented by the lateral root of the olfactory tract and the uncus.

    IX. Neurology. 2. Development of the Nervous System

  • "Vodka/redbulls + long island ice teas + ambiens + xanax = om nom nom (delicious)," she wrote in May.

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  • Hanc pete ex ca - ginem ambiens, qualem saepe yidemua in pite yill.

    Doctrina nvmorvm vetervm conscripta a Josepho Eckhel ..

  • Seruit Figura, qua fecundum conuexitatem globo - famverfus ambiens terminatur - j vt ccepimus adnertere r.

    Optica philosophia experimentis et ratione a fundamentis constituta, Nicolai ...

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