jugular vein

jugular vein
Jugular Ju"gu*lar, n. [Cf. F. jugulaire. See {Jugular}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jugular vein — n. either of two large veins in the neck carrying blood back from the head to the heart * * * ▪ anatomy       any of several veins of the neck: (1) the external jugular veins, which receive blood from the neck, the outside of the cranium, and the …   Universalium

  • jugular vein — ► NOUN ▪ any of several large veins in the neck, carrying blood from the head …   English terms dictionary

  • jugular vein — n. either of two large veins in the neck carrying blood back from the head to the heart …   English World dictionary

  • Jugular vein — The jugular veins are in the neck and drain blood from the head, brain, face and neck and convey it toward the heart. The external jugular vein collects most of the blood from the outside of the skull and the deep parts of the face. It lies… …   Medical dictionary

  • Jugular vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 168 GrayPage = 646 Caption = The veins of the neck, viewed from in front. DrainsFrom = DrainsTo = superior vena cava Artery = MeshName = Jugular+Veins MeshNumber = A07.231.908.498 The jugular… …   Wikipedia

  • jugular vein — noun veins in the neck that return blood from the head • Syn: ↑vena jugularis, ↑jugular • Derivationally related forms: ↑jugular • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel …   Useful english dictionary

  • jugular vein — any one of several veins in the neck. The internal jugular is a very large paired vein running vertically down the side of the neck and draining blood from the brain, face, and neck. It ends behind the sternoclavicular joint, where it joins the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • jugular vein — a small vein from the lower jaw emptying into the common cardinal vein, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • jugular vein — n. large vein in the neck that drains blood (from the head, brain, face and neck) and carries it toward the heart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jugular vein — noun (countable usually singular) the large vein (=tube) in your neck that takes blood from your head back to your heart …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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