glomus jugulare

noun
glomus jug·​u·​la·​re | \ -ˌjəg-yə-ˈlar-ē How to pronounce glomus jugulare (audio) \

Medical Definition of glomus jugulare

: a mass of chemoreceptors in the adventitia of the dilation in the internal jugular vein where it arises from the transverse sinus in the jugular foramen

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“Glomus jugulare.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glomus%20jugulare. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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