Select Page

Archives: Dictionary


/ˈjəgyələr/ Adjective 1. Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat. ( 2. (Zoology, of fish) Having ventral fins attached under the throat (; (of fish’s pelvic fins) Located in front of the pectoral fins (Google Dictionary). 3. The most vital part. ( Noun, pl.jugulars 1. Vein through the neck (or thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein. ( 2. By extension, any critical vulnerability. ( 3. 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. ( 4. (Zoology) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares). ( Syn: Jugular vein Word origin: From Modern Latin jugularis, from Latin iugulum “collarbone, throat, neck,” diminutive of iugum “yoke,” related to iungere “to...

Read More

Jugular vein

Noun, pl. jugular veins 1. Veins that bring deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart via the superior vena cava. ( 2. Any of several veins on each side of the neck, which drain the brain, face and neck of deoxygenated blood. ( 3. Any of several large veins in the neck, carrying blood from the head and face. (Google Dictionary) 4. Veins in the neck that return blood from the head. ( Word origin vein: from Old French veine, from Latin vena “a blood vessel,” also “a water course, a vein of metal, a person’s natural ability or interest,” of unknown origin. jugular: See...

Read More


/ˈjo͞ogəm/ Noun, pl. juga or jugums (Botany) 1. A connecting ridge or projection (Google Dictionary); one of the ridges commonly found on the fruit of umbelliferous plants ( 2. A pair of opposite leaflets of a pinnate plant ( (Zoology) 1. A lobe on the forewing of some moths which interlocks with the hind wing in flight (Google Dictionary). 2. A yokelike structure in certain insects that joins the forewings to the hind wings, keeping them together during flight. ( Word origin: Latin word, “yoke,...

Read More


/ˈjəNGkCHər/ Noun, pl. junctures 1. A place where things join, a junction (; the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made ( 2. A particular point in events or time. ( 3. The set of features in speech that enable a hearer to detect a word or phrase boundary, e.g., distinguishing I scream from ice cream. ( Word origin: From Latin iunctura “a joining, uniting, a joint,” from iunctus, past participle of iungere “to...

Read More


/ˈjo͞ovənl/ Adjective 1. Of a young bird, that has its first flying plumage. ( Noun, pl. juvenals 1. A juvenal bird. ( Word origin: From Latin iuvenalis “of or belonging to youth,” from iuvenis “a young person” Note: Juvenal also refers to the Roman poet, Decimus Iunius...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Struggling in Biology?

Are You Premed?

Confused about the MCAT? Not sure how to prepare? This guide will show you how