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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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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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