vertigo

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noun ver·ti·go \ˈvər-ti-ˌgō\

Definition of vertigo

plural

vertigoes

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vertigos

  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 and Etymology of vertigo

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


First Known Use: 15th century


VERTIGO Defined for English Language Learners

vertigo

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noun ver·ti·go \ˈvər-ti-ˌgō\

Definition of vertigo for English Language Learners

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


VERTIGO Defined for Kids

vertigo

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noun ver·ti·go \ˈvər-ti-ˌgō\

Definition of vertigo for Students

plural

vertigoes

or

vertigos

  1. :  a feeling of dizziness


Medical Dictionary

vertigo

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noun ver·ti·go \ˈvərt-i-ˌgō\

Medical Definition of vertigo

plural

vertigoes

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vertigos

  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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