[ vur-ti-goh ]
/ 藞v蓽r t瑟藢go蕣 /
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noun, plural ver路ti路goes, ver路tig路i路nes [ver-tij-uh-neez]. /v蓹r藞t瑟d蕭 蓹藢niz/. Pathology.
a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings.
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Origin of vertigo

1520鈥30; <Latin vert墨g艒 a turning or whirling round, equivalent to vert(ere) to turn (see verse) + -墨g艒 noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for vertigo

/ (藞v蓽藧t瑟藢伞蓹蕣) /

noun plural vertigoes or vertigines (v蓽藧藞t瑟d蕭瑟藢ni藧z)
pathol a sensation of dizziness or abnormal motion resulting from a disorder of the sense of balance

Word Origin for vertigo

C16: from Latin: a whirling round, from vertere to turn
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Medical definitions for vertigo

[ v没rt沫-g艒鈥 ]

n. pl. ver鈥i鈥oes
A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects, often caused by inner ear disease.
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Scientific definitions for vertigo

[ v没rt沫-g艒鈥 ]

Dizziness characterized by a sensation of whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. Vertigo is often caused by damage or disease in the inner ear.
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