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jugular

noun jug·u·lar \ ˈjə-gyə-lər also ˈjü- also -g(ə-)lər \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of jugular

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

Examples of jugular in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of jugular

1615

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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jugular

adjective

Definition of jugular

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

Origin and Etymology of jugular

Late Latin jugularis, from Latin jugulum collarbone, throat, from jugum yoke — more at yoke



Medical Dictionary

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jugular

adjective jug·u·lar \ ˈjəg-yə-lər also ˈjüg- or -(ə-)lər \

medical Definition of jugular

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

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jugular

noun

medical Definition of jugular


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