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vertigo

noun ver·ti·go \ˈvər-ti-ˌgō\

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

plural ver·ti·goes or ver·ti·gos

Full Definition of VERTIGO

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

Middle English, from Latin vertigin-, vertigo, from vertere to turn
First Known Use: 15th century

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VERTIGOES Defined for Kids

vertigo

noun ver·ti·go \ˈvər-ti-ˌgō\
plural ver·ti·goes or ver·ti·gos

Definition of VERTIGO for Kids

:  a feeling of dizziness
Medical Dictionary

vertigo

noun ver·ti·go \ˈvərt-i-ˌgō\
plural ver·ti·goes or ver·ti·gos

Medical Definition of VERTIGO

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

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