jugular vein


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jugular \Ju"gu*lar\, n. [Cf. F. jugulaire. See Jugular, a.]
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   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 jugular vein.
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   2. (Zool.) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated
      forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one
      of a division of fishes (Jugulares).
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