Definitions for: Jugular


[n] a vital part that is vulnerable to attack; "he always goes for the jugular"
[n] veins in the neck that return blood from the head
[adj] relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat; "jugular vein"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ju"gu*lar, a. [L. jugulum the collar bone, which joins
together the shoulders and the breast, the throat, akin to
jungere to yoke, to join: cf. F. jugulaire. See Join.]
1. (Anat.)
(a) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the
jugular vein.
(b) Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular
foramen.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; --
said of certain fishes.


Ju"gu*lar, n. [Cf. F. jugulaire. See Jugular, a.]
1. (Anat.) One of the large veins which return the blood from
the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an
external and an internal, on each side of the neck; --
called also the jugular vein.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated
forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one
of a division of fishes (Jugulares).

Synonyms: jugular vein, vena jugularis

See Also: anterior jugular vein, cervix, external jugular vein, internal jugular vein, neck, soft spot, vein, vena, weak part, weak spot

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