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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 Jugular.

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