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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jugular  \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}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jugular  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jugular 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  located  in  the  region  of  the  neck  or  throat; 
  "jugular  vein" 
  n  1:  veins  in  the  neck  that  return  blood  from  the  head  [syn:  {jugular 
  vein},  {vena  jugularis}] 
  2:  a  vital  part  that  is  vulnerable  to  attack;  "he  always  goes 
  for  the  jugular" 




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