Medusa head

[ mĭ-dōōsə, -zə ]


Dilated cutaneous veins radiating from the umbilicus.caput medusae Cruveilhier's sign
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Examples from the Web for medusa head

  • But the public likes to have its back slapped, and critics, frozen by the Medusa-head of Success, were soon taught manners.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith