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vagus

[ vey-guhs ]
/ ˈveɪ gəs /
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noun, plural va·gi [vey-jahy, -gahy]. /ˈveɪ dʒaɪ, -gaɪ/.
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Origin of vagus

1830–40; <Latin: wandering

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British Dictionary definitions for vagus

vagus

vagus nerve

/ (ˈveɪɡəs) /

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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