jugular vein


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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"
References in classic literature ?
When the man was dead an examination disclosed the unmistakable marks of an animal's fangs deeply sunken into the jugular vein.
The internal jugular vein had been cut through, with such violence, judging by the appearances, that the wound could not have been inflicted, in the act of suicide, by the hand of the deceased person.
Just over the external jugular vein there were two punctures, not large, but not wholesome looking.
One arm was nearly severed by the giant fangs, and a great piece had been torn from his neck, exposing his jugular vein, which the cruel jaws had missed but by a miracle.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena.
Kashmir was the jugular vein of Pakistan and his party would present its policy action on the Kashmir situation in the upcoming session of National Assembly, he added.
The MNA said the government was determined to protect its 'jugular vein' at any cost.
KARACHI -- The hearts of 22 Crore Pakistanis beat with the hearts of Kashmiri brethren and every Pakistani would fight for Kashmir, as it is our jugular vein, said Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Sindh chapter president Haleem Adil Sheikh, addressing a big Independence Day and Kashmir Solidarity rally here on Wednesday.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday said that Kashmir is the jugular vein and Pakistan is incomplete without it.
The JI chief said the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had said that Kashmir is jugular vein of Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur has said that Kashmir is jugular vein of Pakistan and we will fight to the last drop of blood for Kashmir.
KASHMIR is the jugular vein of Pakistan and successive governments have maintained that the people of Kashmir must be given their right to Aself-determination.