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Any of several large veins of the neck that drain blood from the head.
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(Anatomy) any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face
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Either of the two large veins on either side of the neck that drain blood from the head.
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|Noun||1.||jugular 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"
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