1. <anatomy> Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein. Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen.

2. <zoology> Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; said of certain fishes.

Origin: 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. <anatomy> 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. <zoology> Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares).

Origin: Cf. F. Jugulaire. See Jugular.

(01 Mar 1998)