Vertigoes
Vertigo Ver"ti*go (?; 277), n.; pl. E. {Vertigoes}, L. {Vertigines}. [L., fr. vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] 1. (Med.) Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness. --Quian. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small land snails belonging to the genus {Vertigo}, having an elongated or conical spiral shell and usually teeth in the aperture. [1913 Webster]


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  • vertigoes — ver·ti·go || vÉœrtɪgəʊ / vɜː n. feeling of dizziness; instance of feeling dizzy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Vertigines — Vertigo Ver ti*go (?; 277), n.; pl. E. {Vertigoes}, L. {Vertigines}. [L., fr. vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] 1. (Med.) Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vertigo — Ver ti*go (?; 277), n.; pl. E. {Vertigoes}, L. {Vertigines}. [L., fr. vertere to turn. See {Verse}.] 1. (Med.) Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vertigo — /verr ti goh /, n., pl. vertigoes, vertigines /veuhr tij euh neez /. Pathol. a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings. [1520 30; < L vertigo a turning or whirling round, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • vertigo — [vʉr′ti gō΄] n. pl. vertigoes or vertigines [vər tij′ə nēz΄] [L, dizziness < vertere: see VERSE] Med. a condition in which one has the feeling of whirling or of having the surroundings whirling about one, so that one tends to lose one s… …   English World dictionary

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