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From Late Latin jugulāris from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] iugulum (“‘neck, throat’”) from iugum (“‘yoke’”), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm.
Adjectivejugular (not comparable)
- Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.
- Of or pertaining to fish with ventral fins attached under the throat.
- Vein through the neck (or thorax) that returns blood from the head back towards the heart. Properly this is called the jugular vein.
- By extension, any critical vulnerability.
- It was vicious; he went for the jugular.
The plural form jugulars is almost never used.
- One of Lionel's old Salthill friends with whom he exchanged perhaps a dozen words a year, and with whom he sometimes played squash, and tennis, both men killers on the court, seeking the jugular [...]. - "Middle Age : A Romance" (2001) by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 83)
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- Finnish: kaulavaltimo
- French: jugulaire m.
- Japanese: 頸静脈
- Korean: 경정맥
- Russian: горлоперое n. (gorloperoe)
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