Adjective "jugular" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of the neck or throat.
  1. 'On examination she was apyrexial, had splinter haemorrhages on two fingernails, and had a raised jugular venous pressure.'
  2. 'Venous hums may be heard in patients with hypertension or abnormally high placement of the jugular bulb.'
  3. 'The jugular venous distension was 7 cm, without hepatojugular reflux.'
  4. 'He knew it was going to flow very steadily, since he had struck the jugular artery.'
  5. 'Examination showed jugular venous distension and bilateral pretibial pitting edema.'
  6. 'Physical examination included measurement of jugular venous pressure and palpation of the apex beat in supine and lateral position.'
  7. 'The reproducibility of the jugular venous distension assessment is low.'
  8. 'A patient with advanced right heart failure will have jugular venous distension, edema and ascites.'
  9. 'The jugular foramen may be divided into two parts by intrajugular processes.'
  10. 'It involved the internal jugular, subclavian, and axillary veins.'
(of fish's pelvic fins) located in front of the pectoral fins.


    1. 'In the jugulars, this systolic fall in venous pressure has been called by physiologists the systolic collapse of the venous pulse.'
    2. 'Cutting his jugular would empty the blood entirely from his body, leaving him a bloodless shriveled corpse.'
    3. 'They were desolate and fingered their jugulars nervously.'
    4. 'Theorton hissed before tearing at his attacker's throat and destroying his jugular.'
    5. 'Also, the blood, lacking fluid, becomes thick, causing clots in the veins and jugulars.'
    6. 'In two of the carcasses I was able to see puncture marks that pierced the animals' jugulars.'
    7. 'Even from where I was standing I could see the jugular in her neck protruding, like a snake rising from somewhere inside her chest.'
    8. 'When he realized his mouth was moving over the pulsing jugular of her slender throat, he pulled away reluctantly.'
    9. 'Within four hours of arriving, he had cut his throat from ear to ear, including his jugular, and slit both wrists.'
    10. 'Blood poured from the jugular into the windpipe, preventing an alarming scream.'


    1. Anatomy. of or relating to the throat or neck. noting or pertaining to any of certain large veins of the neck, especially one (external jugular vein) collecting blood from the superficial parts of the head or one (internal jugular vein) collecting blood from within the skull.

    2. (of a fish) having the pelvic fins at the throat, before the pectoral fins. noun

    3. Anatomy. a jugular vein. Idioms

    4. go for the jugular, to attack a vital and vulnerable trait, feature, elemen

    More examples(as adjective)

    "veins can be jugular."

    "veings can be jugular."

    "sites can be jugular."

    "pressures can be jugular."

    "podges can be jugular."

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    Late 16th century: from late Latin jugularis, from Latin jugulum ‘collarbone, throat’, diminutive of jugum ‘yoke’.


    go for the jugular