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jug·u·lar

 (jŭg′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat.
n.
1. A jugular vein.
2. The most vital part: a strategic attack aimed at the enemy's jugular.

[Late Latin iugulāris (vēna), jugular (vein), from Latin iugulum, collarbone, diminutive of iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

jugular

(ˈdʒʌɡjʊlə)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of, relating to, or situated near the throat or neck
2. (Zoology) of, having, or denoting pelvic fins situated in front of the pectoral fins: a jugular fish.
n
3. (Anatomy) short for jugular vein
4. go for the jugular to make a savage and destructive attack on an enemy's weakest point
[C16: from Late Latin jugulāris, from Latin jugulum throat]

jug•u•lar

(ˈdʒʌg yə lər, ˈdʒu gyə-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the throat or neck.
2. of or designating any of several veins of the neck that convey blood from the head to the heart.
n.
3. a jugular vein.
4. a vital part or area that is particularly vulnerable to attack: to go for the jugular.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin jugulāris= Latin jugul(um) throat + -āris -ar1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jugular - veins in the neck that return blood from the headjugular - veins in the neck that return blood from the head
anterior jugular vein - arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein
external jugular vein - formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins; empties into the subclavian vein
internal jugular vein - a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
2.jugular - a vital part that is vulnerable to attack; "he always goes for the jugular"
soft spot, weak part, weak spot - a place of especial vulnerability
Adj.1.jugular - relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat; "jugular vein"
Translations
halsaderjugulair

jugular

[ˈdʒʌgjʊləʳ]
A. ADJ jugular veinyugular f, vena f yugular
B. Nyugular f, vena f yugular

jugular

[ˈdʒʌgjʊr]
adj [vein] → jugulaire
n
the jugular → la veine jugulaire
to go for the jugular (fig) (= attack ruthlessly) → frapper au point le plus faible

jugular

n jugular (vein)Drosselvene f, → Jugularvene f; to go for the jugular (fig)zum entscheidenden Schlag ausholen (fig)

jugular

[ˈdʒʌgjʊləʳ] n (also jugular vein) → (vena) giugulare f

jug·u·lar

a. yugular, rel. a las venas yugulares;
___ foramenforamen ___;
___ fossafosa ___;
___ glandglándula ___;
___ glomusglomo ___;
___ nervenervio ___;
___ pulsepulso ___;
___ venous archarco venoso ___.

jugular

adj yugular
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