Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

medusa head

medusa head in Medicine

Medusa head Me·du·sa head (mĭ-dōō'sə, -zə, -dyōō'-)
Dilated cutaneous veins radiating from the umbilicus. Also called caput medusae, Cruveilhier's sign.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for medusa head
Historical Examples
  • The medusa head of Slavery had turned their hearts to stone.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • It is a sort of medusa head, which turns—no, not to stone, but to sloppy treacle.

    Touch and Go D. H. Lawrence
  • Then the ideal face had turned to a medusa head, and the curls to snakes.

  • Dolly was turning it round thoughtfully and looking at the medusa head carved and set in gold.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray

Word of the Day

Word Value for medusa

Scrabble Words With Friends