jugular [jug′yo͞o lər, jug′yələr; jo͞og′yo͞o lər, jo͞og′yə lər; ] often [ jug′lər]
[LL jugularis < L jugulum, collarbone, neck, throat, dim. of jugum, a YOKE]
1. of the neck or throat
2. of a jugular vein
3. Zool. of or having ventral fins in front of the pectoral, under the throat
go for the jugular
Informal to be utterly ruthless, as with an opponent

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  • jugular — JUGULÁR, Ă, jugulari, e, adj. Care aparţine gâtului, privitor la gât, din regiunea gâtului. ♢ Venă jugulară = venă a gâtului care colectează sângele din regiunea capului şi a gâtului. – Din fr. jugulaire. Trimis de cata, 27.09.2006. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • Jugular — Ju gu*lar, a. [L. jugulum the collar bone, which joins together the shoulders and the breast, the throat, akin to jungere to yoke, to join: cf. F. jugulaire. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jugular — Ju gu*lar, n. [Cf. F. jugulaire. See {Jugular}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jugular — adj. 2 g. 1.  [Anatomia] Do pescoço ou a ele relativo. • s. m. 2. Veia jugular. • v. tr. 3. Debelar; extinguir. 4. Evitar que se desenvolva. 5. Decapitar. 6. Assassinar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • jugular — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of the neck or throat. ► NOUN ▪ a jugular vein. ORIGIN from Latin jugulum collarbone, throat , from jugum yoke …   English terms dictionary

  • Jugulār — (v. lat. Jugŭlum, Kehle, Kehlgrube), auf die Kehle sich beziehend, so: Jugularvenen, so v.w. Drosseladern etc. Daher Jugulargeräusch, (Nonnengeräusch), ein durch tönendes Vibriren der Jugularvenenwand od. deren Klappenapparat bedingtes Rauschen,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jugulār — (lat.), die Kehle (jugulum) betreffend; vinae jugulares, die Drosseladern (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Jugular — Jugular, lat. deutsch, was sich auf die Kehle bezieht, z.B. Jugularvenen, die Drosseladern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • jugular — (adj.) 1590s, pertaining to the throat or neck (especially in reference to the great veins of the neck), from Mod.L. jugularis, from L. iugulum collarbone, throat, neck, dim. of iugum yoke, related to iungere to join, from PIE *yeug to join (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jugular — The principal vein in the front of either side of the neck. The word comes from the Latin jugulum meaning throat. The jugular is "the vein of the throat" or in ancient times "the sacrificial vein." * * * 1. Relating to the… …   Medical dictionary

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