jugular

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1jug·u·lar

adjective \ˈjə-gyə-lər also ˈjü- also -g(ə-)lər\

Definition of JUGULAR

1
:  of or relating to the throat or neck
2
:  of or relating to the jugular vein

Origin of JUGULAR

Late Latin jugularis, from Latin jugulum collarbone, throat, from jugum yoke — more at yoke
First Known Use: 1597

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

2jugular

noun

Definition of JUGULAR

2
:  the most vital or vulnerable part of something <showed an instinct for the jugular in competition>

Examples of JUGULAR

  1. <a sadistic training instructor who would seek out a recruit's jugular and then go for it>

First Known Use of JUGULAR

1615

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

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