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English Dictionary: jugular by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
jugular
adj
  1. relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat; "jugular vein"
n
  1. veins in the neck that return blood from the head [syn: jugular vein, vena jugularis, jugular]
  2. a vital part that is vulnerable to attack; "he always goes for the jugular"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jugular \Ju"gu*lar\, a. [L. jugulum the collar bone, which joins
      together the shoulders and the breast, the throat, akin to
      jungere to yoke, to join: cf. F. jugulaire. See {Join}.]
      1. (Anat.)
            (a) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the
                  jugular vein.
            (b) Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular
                  foramen.
  
      2. (Zo[94]l.) Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; --
            said of certain fishes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jugular \Ju"gu*lar\, n. [Cf. F. jugulaire. See {Jugular}, a.]
      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}.
  
      2. (Zo[94]l.) 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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