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Other Jugular Definition

[n] a vital part that is vulnerable to attack; "he always goes for the jugular"
[n] veins in the neck that return blood from the head
[adj] relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat; "jugular vein"

Misc. Definitions

\Ju"gu*lar\, a. [L. jugulum the collar bone, which joins together the shoulders and the breast, the throat, akin to jungere to yoke, to join: cf. F. jugulaire. See {Join}.]
1. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein. (b) Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes.
\Ju"gu*lar\, n. [Cf. F. jugulaire. See {Jugular}, a.]
1. (Anat.) One of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; -- called also the {jugular vein}.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes ({Jugulares}).

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