noun, plural va·gi [vey-jahy, -gahy] /ˈveɪ dʒaɪ, -gaɪ/.
- vagrant's disease,
- vagus nerve,
- vagus pulse,
Origin of vagus
Examples from the Web for vagus
These branches of the vagus are probably partially preserved in the ramifications of the intestinal stem of the vagus (Gegenbaur).The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The laryngeal branches of the vagus may be divided and paralysis of the larynx ensue.
The mixed nerves to the internal branchial segments, equivalent in the vertebrate to the vagus, glossopharyngeal, and facial.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
A description of the part of this referring to the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves is given at p. 426.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
This is in accordance with the teachings of pharmacology —that tobacco acts on the terminal branches of the vagus.The Lettsomian Lectures 1900-1901|J. Mitchell Bruce
noun plural -gi (-dʒaɪ)
Word Origin for vagus
plural vagi, 1840, from Latin vagus "wandering, straying" (see vague).