jugular vein


any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face

Nearby words

  1. jugular fossa,
  2. jugular ganglion,
  3. jugular gland,
  4. jugular nerve,
  5. jugular pulse,
  6. jugulate,
  7. jugulo-omohyoid node,
  8. jugulodigastric node,
  9. jugum,
  10. jugurtha

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Medicine definitions for jugular vein

jugular vein


Any of the three jugular veins: anterior, external, and internal.

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Science definitions for jugular vein

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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