external jugular vein
See under jugular(def 1b).
Words nearby external jugular vein
Definition for external jugular vein (2 of 2)
[ juhg-yuh-ler, joo-gyuh- ]
/ ˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə- /
- of or relating to the throat or neck.
- noting or pertaining to any of certain large veins of the neck, especially one (external jugular vein) collecting blood from the superficial parts of the head or one (internal jugular vein) collecting blood from within the skull.
(of a fish) having the pelvic fins at the throat, before the pectoral fins.
Anatomy. a jugular vein.
Origin of jugular
OTHER WORDS FROM jugularin·ter·jug·u·lar, adjectivepost·jug·u·lar, adjectivesub·jug·u·lar, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jugularjuggler jugular
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British Dictionary definitions for external jugular vein
/ (ˈdʒʌɡjʊlə) /
of, relating to, or situated near the throat or neck
of, having, or denoting pelvic fins situated in front of the pectoral finsa jugular fish
short for jugular vein
go for the jugular to make a savage and destructive attack on an enemy's weakest point
Word Origin for jugular
C16: from Late Latin jugulāris, from Latin jugulum throat
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Medical definitions for external jugular vein (1 of 2)
external jugular vein
A vein that is formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins, passes down the side of the neck superficial to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and empties into the subclavian vein.
Medical definitions for external jugular vein (2 of 2)
[ jŭg′yə-lər ]
Of, relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat.
A jugular vein.
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Idioms and Phrases with external jugular vein
see go for, def. 4.
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