vagal

[ vey-guh l ]
/ ˈveɪ gəl /
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adjective

of or relating to a vagus nerve.

Nearby words

  1. vafio,
  2. vag,
  3. vagabond,
  4. vagabond's disease,
  5. vagabondage,
  6. vagal attack,
  7. vagal block,
  8. vagal trunk,
  9. vagarious,
  10. vagariously

Origin of vagal

First recorded in 1850–55; vag(us) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for vagal

vagal

/ (ˈveɪɡəl) /

adjective

anatomy of, relating to, or affecting the vagus nervevagal inhibition
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Word Origin and History for vagal

vagal

adj.

1854, from vagus + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for vagal

vagal

[ vāgəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the vagus nerve.

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