from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the neck or throat.
- n. A jugular vein.
- n. The most vital part: a strategic attack aimed at the enemy's jugular.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.
- adj. Of or pertaining to fish with ventral fins attached under the throat.
- adj. Relating to juggling.
- n. Vein through the neck (or thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein.
- n. By extension, any critical vulnerability.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the throat or neck.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the jugular vein.
- adj. Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes.
- n. One of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; -- called also the jugular vein.
- n. Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy, pertaining to the throat in general.
- In ichthyology: Having the ventral fins situated at the throat, in advance of the pectorals: as, a jugular fish. Cf.
- Situated in advance of the pectorals: as, jugular fins.
- In ornithology, pertaining to the jugulum.
- In entomology, one of the large corneous plates covering the maxillæ in certain Coleoptera.
- In ichthyology, one of the anterior cardinal veins, which bring back blood from the head and anterior extremities. Also called vena jugularis.
- n. In anatomy, a jugular vein.
- n. In ichthyology, a jugular fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vital part that is vulnerable to attack
- adj. relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat
- n. veins in the neck that return blood from the head
Late Latin iugulāris (vēna), jugular (vein), from Latin iugulum, collarbone, diminutive of iugum, yoke.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin jugulāris, from Latin iugulum ("neck, throat"), from iugum ("yoke"), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm. (Wiktionary)