[vey-guh s]

noun, plural va·gi [vey-jahy, -gahy] /ˈveɪ dʒaɪ, -gaɪ/.

Origin of vagus

1830–40; < Latin: wandering Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vagi


vagus nerve

noun plural -gi (-dʒaɪ)

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



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

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Medicine definitions for vagi



n. pl. va•gi (-gī, -jī)

The vagus nerve.
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