vagus

[vey-guhs]
noun, plural vagi [vey-jahy, -gahy] .

Origin:
1830–40; < Latin: wandering

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vagus or vagus nerve (ˈveɪɡəs)
 
n , pl -gi
the tenth cranial nerve, which supplies the heart, lungs, and viscera
 
[C19: from Latin vagus wandering]
 
vagus nerve or vagus nerve (ˈveɪɡəs, -dʒaɪ)
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin vagus wandering]

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vagus va·gus (vā'gəs)
n. pl. va·gi (-gī, -jī)
The vagus nerve.

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Example sentences
Lateral to the artery are the internal jugular vein and vagus nerve.
The vagus nerve runs between the brain and the abdomen.
Vagotomy, in which the vagus nerve is cut to interrupt messages from the brain that stimulate acid secretion in the stomach.
Each time you exhale, your brain sends a signal down the vagus nerve to slow the cardiac muscle.
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