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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Example sentences
Vertigo refers to the sensation of being in a spinning environment.
Still, this is plenty to create a familiar sensation of vertigo as an expansive
  new territory suddenly opens up.
As the globe spins and switches from one viewpoint to another, it can even
  induce vertigo.
For the doctor, it was a trick on the inner ear, an amusing exercise in vertigo.
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