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vis a tergo

noun vis a ter·go \ ˌvis-ə-ˈtər-(ˌ)gō \

medical Definition of vis a tergo

plural vires a tergo play \ˌvī-rēz-\
:a force acting from behind
  • the vis a tergo imparted by the heart and transmitted through the arteries
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