• synonyms

Medusa head

(mĭ-dōōsə, -zə)
  1. Dilated cutaneous veins radiating from the umbilicus.caput medusae Cruveilhier's sign
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  • 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