vertigines

vertigo

[vur-ti-goh]
noun, plural vertigoes, vertigines [ver-tij-uh-neez] . Pathology.
a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin vertīgō a turning or whirling round, equivalent to vert(ere) to turn (see verse) + -īgō noun suffix

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vertigo (ˈvɜːtɪˌɡəʊ)
 
n , pl vertigoes, vertigines
pathol a sensation of dizziness or abnormal motion resulting from a disorder of the sense of balance
 
[C16: from Latin: a whirling round, from vertere to turn]

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vertigo
1528, from L. vertigo "dizziness," originally "a whirling or spinning movement," from vertere "to turn" (see versus).
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vertigo ver·ti·go (vûr'tĭ-gō')
n. pl. ver·ti·goes or ver·ti·gos
A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects.

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vertigo   (vûr'tĭ-gō')  Pronunciation Key 
Dizziness characterized by a sensation of whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. Vertigo is often caused by damage or disease in the inner ear.
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