[ US /ˈdʒuɡjəɫɝ/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈuːɡjʊlɐ/ ]
  1. a vital part that is vulnerable to attack
    he always goes for the jugular
  2. veins in the neck that return blood from the head
  1. relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat
    jugular vein
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How To Use jugular In A Sentence

  • Even from where I was standing I could see the jugular in her neck protruding, like a snake rising from somewhere inside her chest.
  • They call this chin music, the symphony of the jugular. The Sun
  • Eventually, of course, the cheetah wins, sinking its teeth into the jugular of the prey and ending its life.
  • Endearingly fey one minute, Norton will then go straight for the jugular of some poor, taste-challenged Pom in the audience, or phone an American eccentric on his dog-phone.
  • Similar tumors may arise from neighboring areas, including the jugular bulb, the middle ear, and the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
  • Within four hours of arriving, he had cut his throat from ear to ear, including his jugular, and slit both wrists.
  • The King was inconveniently lingering so they hurried him along with an injection into the jugular vein of a mixture of morphine and cocaine. Patricia Zohn: Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: David Seidler Protects and Defends The King's Speech
  • Such joints are found between the epiphyses and bodies of long bones, between the occipital and the sphenoid at, and for some years after, birth, and between the petrous portion of the temporal and the jugular process of the occipital. III. Syndesmology. 3. Classification of Joints
  • The Auricular Branch (ramus auricularis; nerve of Arnold) arises from the jugular ganglion, and is joined soon after its origin by a filament from the petrous ganglion of the glossopharyngeal; it passes behind the internal jugular vein, and enters the mastoid canaliculus on the lateral wall of the jugular fossa. IX. Neurology. 5j. The Vagus Nerve
  • Right jugular venous distension was less than 4 cm above the sternal angle.
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