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n. pl. va·gi (-gī, -jī)
The vagus nerve.
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n, pl -gi (-dʒaɪ)
(Anatomy) the tenth cranial nerve, which supplies the heart, lungs, and viscera
[C19: from Latin vagus wandering]
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n., pl. -gi (-jī, -gī).
either of the tenth pair of cranial nerves, composed of long sensory and motor neurons that innervate the body from the throat to the abdominal viscera and that function in speech, swallowing, breathing, heart rate, and digestion.Also called va′gus nerve′.
[1830–40; < Latin: wandering]
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|Noun||1.||vagus - a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera|
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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n. vago, nervio neumogástrico.
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