Jugular

Jugular

1. (Science: anatomy) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular Vein. Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen.

2. (Science: zoology) Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; said of certain fishes.

Origin: L. Jugulum the collar bone, which joins together the shoulders and the breast, the throat, akin to jungere to yoke, to join: cf. F. Jugulaire. See join.

1. (Science: anatomy) One of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; called also the jugular Vein.

2. (Science: zoology) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares).

Origin: cf. F. Jugulaire. See jugular. Veins in the neck that return blood from the head.Relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat; jugular vein.Pertaining to the throat or neck.

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