Jugular : Definition

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Definitions of Jugular

Pronunciation : Ju"gu*lar
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. jugulum the collar bone, which joins together the shoulders and the breast, the throat, akin to jungere to yoke, to join: cf. F. jugulaire. See Join.]
Definition : 1. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein. (b) Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ju"gu*lar
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. F. jugulaire. See Jugular, a.]
Definition : 1. (Anat.)

Defn: One of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; -- called also the jugular vein.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares).
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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