vagus

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


Nearby words

  1. vagrant's disease,
  2. vagrantly,
  3. vagrom,
  4. vague,
  5. vaguely,
  6. vagus nerve,
  7. vagus pulse,
  8. vahana,
  9. vahine,
  10. vail

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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Word Origin and History for vagus

vagus

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for vagus

vagus

[ vāgəs ]

n. pl. va•gi (-gī, -jī)

The vagus nerve.

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