vagus

[vey-guh s]

Origin of vagus

1830–40; < Latin: wandering
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vagus

vagus nerve

noun plural -gi (-dʒaɪ)
  1. the tenth cranial nerve, which supplies the heart, lungs, and viscera

Word Origin for vagus

C19: from Latin vagus wandering
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Word Origin and History for vagi

vagus

n.

plural vagi, 1840, from Latin vagus "wandering, straying" (see vague).

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vagi in Medicine

vagus

[vāgəs]
n. pl. va•gi (-gī, -jī)
  1. The vagus nerve.
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