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vertigo

[vur-ti-goh]
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noun, plural ver·ti·goes, ver·tig·i·nes [ver-tij-uh-neez] /vərˈtɪdʒ əˌniz/. Pathology.
  1. a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings.
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Origin of vertigo

1520–30; < Latin vertīgō a turning or whirling round, equivalent to vert(ere) to turn (see verse) + -īgō noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for vertigo

vertigo

noun plural vertigoes or vertigines (vɜːˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)
  1. pathol a sensation of dizziness or abnormal motion resulting from a disorder of the sense of balance
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin: a whirling round, from vertere to turn
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Word Origin and History for vertigo

n.

1520s, from Latin vertigo "dizziness," originally "a whirling or spinning movement," from vertere "to turn" (see versus).

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vertigo in Medicine

vertigo

(vûrtĭ-gō′)
n. pl. ver•ti•goes
  1. A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects, often caused by inner ear disease.
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vertigo in Science

vertigo

[vûrtĭ-gō′]
  1. Dizziness characterized by a sensation of whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. Vertigo is often caused by damage or disease in the inner ear.
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