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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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.
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.
He strongly denounced Indian atrocities being committed in Kashmir against innocent civilians adding Kashmir was the jugular vein of Pakistan.
KAMALIA/SADIQABAD -- Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan.
We had to sew on the bovine jugular vein on to a stent and fold it to 14mm to fit into the tiny baby's heart, excising a part of his valve and using one part to sew this new one on.
KARACHI -- Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir which is its jugular vein, said President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Masood Khan while delivering a `distinguished lecture' at the Karachi University Campus on Friday.
The meeting held at the Governor House here on Thursday, on the occasion Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair said that Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan which is incomplete without Kashmir.
We are following the policy of our great father Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and considering Kashmir as a jugular vein of Pakistan, adding, we are moving on the right direction and the Indian Occupied Kashmir will win freedom', the analyst said.
Multiple hypoechogenic lesions resembling the internal jugular vein and internal carotid artery were visualised and could be differentiated from the vessels by Doppler ultrasound.