any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face
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How to use jugular vein in a sentence
Deeper and deeper the crooked teeth dug; and then with a burst of bright blood, they pierced the jugular vein itself.Wild Folk | Samuel Scoville
Kill by cutting the jugular vein with a sharp pen-knife, just under the sides of the head, and hang them up to bleed.Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
(ii) If there be thrombosis of the bulb of the jugular vein.
Approach the animal carefully and place the point of the knife against the side of the animal's neck, just over the jugular vein.Science of Trapping | Elmer Harry Kreps
The ball took effect in John Younger's neck, severing the left jugular vein.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James | J. A. Dacus
Scientific definitions for jugular vein
Either of the two large veins on either side of the neck in mammals that drain blood from the head and return it to the heart.
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