jugular vein

noun

Definition of jugular vein

: any of several veins of each side of the neck that return blood from the head

Examples of jugular vein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The slashing cut his jugular vein and injured his thyroid cartilage. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of jugular vein

1597, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2022

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“Jugular vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jugular%20vein. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for jugular vein

jugular vein

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jugular vein

: a large vein in the neck that takes blood from the head to the heart

jugular vein

noun

Medical Definition of jugular vein

: any of several veins of each side of the neck: as
a : a vein that collects the blood from the interior of the cranium, the superficial part of the face, and the neck, runs down the neck on the outside of the internal and common carotid arteries, and unites with the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein

called also internal jugular vein

b : a smaller and more superficial vein that collects most of the blood from the exterior of the cranium and deep parts of the face and opens into the subclavian vein

called also external jugular vein

c : a vein that commences near the hyoid bone and joins the terminal part of the external jugular vein or the subclavian vein

called also anterior jugular vein

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