Definitions for jugularˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jug•u•larˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the throat or neck.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. of or designating any of several veins of the neck that convey blood from the head to the heart.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. (n.)a jugular vein.

    Category: Anatomy

  4. a vital part or area that is particularly vulnerable to attack:

    to go for the jugular.

Origin of jugular:

1590–1600; < LL jugulāris= L jugul(um) throat +-āris -ar1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jugular vein, vena jugularis, jugular(noun)

    veins in the neck that return blood from the head

  2. jugular(adj)

    a vital part that is vulnerable to attack

    "he always goes for the jugular"

  3. jugular(adj)

    relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat

    "jugular vein"

Wiktionary

  1. jugular(Noun)

    Vein through the neck (or thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein.

  2. jugular(Noun)

    By extension, any critical vulnerability.

    It was vicious; he went for the jugular.

  3. jugular(Adjective)

    Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.

  4. jugular(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to fish with ventral fins attached under the throat.

  5. Origin: From jugularis, from iugulum, from iugum, from yugóm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jugular(adj)

    of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein

  2. Jugular(adj)

    of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen

  3. Jugular(adj)

    having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes

  4. Jugular(adj)

    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

  5. Jugular(adj)

    any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares)

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