jugular vein

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Related to Primitive jugular veins: external jugular vein, posterior cardinal vein, Vitelline veins

jugular vein

n.
Any of several large veins of the neck that drain blood from the head.

jugular vein

n
(Anatomy) any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face

jug·u·lar vein

(jŭg′yə-lər)
Either of the two large veins on either side of the neck that drain blood from the head.
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Noun1.jugular vein - veins in the neck that return blood from the headjugular vein - 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"