vis a tergo

noun
vis a ter·​go | \ ˌvis-ə-ˈtər-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce vis a tergo (audio) \
plural vires a tergo\ ˌvī-​rēz-​ How to pronounce vires a tergo (audio) \

Medical Definition of vis a tergo

: a force acting from behind the vis a tergo imparted by the heart and transmitted through the arteriesScience

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“Vis a tergo.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vis%20a%20tergo. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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