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 vis a tergo (audio)
: 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 5 Mar. 2024.

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