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jugular vein

noun
1.
any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face
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Examples from the Web for jugular vein
Historical Examples
  • Why is not the jugular vein as much at our disposal as the median vein?

    The Essays of Montaigne, Complete Michel de Montaigne
  • The rifle had missed his jugular vein by little more than an inch.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • In a case reported by Stietenroth the horse died after the injection of 0.5 gram of barium chlorid into the jugular vein.

    Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease Albert Cornelius Crawford
  • The mouth of the strange animal was resting upon his jugular vein.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • It comprehended one of the parotid glands, and I had to divide the trunk of the carotid artery and jugular vein.

    Cattle and Their Diseases Robert Jennings
  • The upper portion of the windpipe was severed, and likewise the jugular vein.

    The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill
  • Curetting of the lower portion of the sinus without previous ligature of the jugular vein should never be done.

  • For thorough bleeding, the jugular vein is generally to be preferred.

    Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
  • Otherwise there would have been more blood stains found, as the jugular vein and carotid artery were both cut.

    An Artist in Crime Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • And if the old wound reopens it will reach the jugular vein?

    The Sins of the Father Thomas Dixon
jugular vein in Medicine

jugular vein n.
Any of the three jugular veins: anterior, external, and internal.

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jugular vein in Science
jugular vein
  (jŭg'yə-lər)   
Either of the two large veins on either side of the neck in mammals that drain blood from the head and return it to the heart.
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