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Jugular vein

any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face

jugular vein n.
Any of the three jugular veins: anterior, external, and internal.
jugular vein
Either of the two large veins on either side of the neck in mammals that drain blood from the head and return it to the heart.


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