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vertigo

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noun ver·ti·go \ˈvər-ti-ˌgō\

Simple Definition of vertigo

  • : a feeling of dizziness caused especially by being in a very high place

Full Definition of vertigo

plural ver·ti·goes or ver·ti·gos

  1. 1 a :  a sensation of motion in which the individual or the individual's surroundings seem to whirl dizzily b :  a dizzy confused state of mind

  2. 2 :  disordered vertiginous movement as a symptom of disease in lower animals; also :  a disease (as gid) causing this

Origin of vertigo

Middle English, from Latin vertigin-, vertigo, from vertere to turn


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with vertigo

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Medical Dictionary

vertigo

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noun ver·ti·go \ˈvərt-i-ˌgō\

Medical Definition of vertigo

plural ver·ti·goes or ver·ti·gos

  1. 1:  a sensation of motion which is associated with various disorders (as of the inner ear) and in which the individual or the individual's surroundings seem to whirl dizzily—see objective vertigo, subjective vertigo; compare dizziness

  2. 2:  disordered vertiginous movement as a symptom of disease in lower animals; also :  a disease (as gid) causing this





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