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v. Tweet Definition of v. Like Definition of v. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. versus
vagal Tweet Definition of vagal Like Definition of vagal on Facebook
adjective
  1. (anatomy) of, or related to the vagus nerve
vagus nerve Tweet Definition of vagus nerve Like Definition of vagus nerve on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) Either of the tenth pair of cranial nerves, which extends from the brainstem down into the abdomen. Branches of these important nerves supply the tongue, larynx, lungs, gut, and heart.
valvular Tweet Definition of valvular Like Definition of valvular on Facebook
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to valves
  2. valvelike
vault Tweet Definition of vault Like Definition of vault on Facebook
noun
  1. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
  2. A structure resembling a vault, especially (poetic) that formed by the sky.
    • 1985, God said, "Let there be a through the middle of the waters to divide the waters in two." " Genesis 1:6 (New Jerusalem Bible)
      1. An enclosed area covered with an arched roof, especially an underground room used for burial, or to store valuables, wine etc.
verb
  1. (context, transitive, or, intransitive) To jump or leap over (something).
vein Tweet Definition of vein Like Definition of vein on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillary, capillaries back to the heart.
  2. (used in plural veins) The entrails of a shrimp.
  3. (botany) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle.
  4. (zoology) The nervure of an insect"s wing.
  5. A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks.
  6. A topic of discussion.
...and on a different vein, can we discuss...
  1. A style, tendency, or quality of something.
velar Tweet Definition of velar Like Definition of velar on Facebook
noun
  1. (phonetics) a sound articulated at the soft palate
adjective
  1. (phonetics) articulated at the velum or soft palate
vena cava Tweet Definition of vena cava Like Definition of vena cava on Facebook
noun (pluralvenae cavae)
  1. (anatomy) Either of the two large veins that take oxygen depleted blood, from the upper body and from the lower body, and return it to the right atrium of the heart.
venous Tweet Definition of venous Like Definition of venous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to veins.
Her circulation was poor, leading to varicose veins.
  1. Possessing veins.
It was a sample of tissue.
vertebral Tweet Definition of vertebral Like Definition of vertebral on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to a vertebra.
  2. Having or made of vertebrae.
  3. Having a spinal column.
vertebrate Tweet Definition of vertebrate Like Definition of vertebrate on Facebook
noun
  1. an animal having a backbone
adjective
  1. having a backbone
vertical Tweet Definition of vertical Like Definition of vertical on Facebook
noun
  1. A vertex or zenith
  2. A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular
  3. An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.
adjective
  1. Describing the set of directions that are perpendicular with the surface of the Earth.
  1. In a two dimensional cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented mathematically normal to (perpendicular) the horizontal axis.
vesica Tweet Definition of vesica Like Definition of vesica on Facebook
noun (vesic, ae)
  1. (anatomy) A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gall bladder.
  2. The vesica piscis or oval aureole in mediaeval painting
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vesical Tweet Definition of vesical Like Definition of vesical on Facebook
adjective
  1. (anatomy) Pertaining to the urinary bladder.
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vesicle Tweet Definition of vesicle Like Definition of vesicle on Facebook
noun
  1. (cytology) A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell.
  2. A small bladder-like cell or cavity.
  3. (anatomy) A small sac or cyst or vacuole, especially one containing fluid. A blister formed in or beneath the skin, containing serum. A bleb.
  4. (anatomy) A pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ.
  5. (geology) A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.
vesicular Tweet Definition of vesicular Like Definition of vesicular on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to vesicles.
  2. Having vesicles.
villosity Tweet Definition of villosity Like Definition of villosity on Facebook
noun
  1. the state of being villous
villous Tweet Definition of villous Like Definition of villous on Facebook
adjective
  1. being hairy, covered with soft long hair
visceral Tweet Definition of visceral Like Definition of visceral on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having to do with the response of the body as opposed to the intellect, as in the distinction between thinking and feeling. Often described as intuition; cf. gut feeling, gut reaction.
vitals Tweet Definition of vitals Like Definition of vitals on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. (pluralia tantum) Those organs of the body that are essential for life.
  2. (context, pluralia tantum, figurative) Those parts of a system without which it cannot function.
  3. (context, medicine, pluralia tantum) vital signs
vocal cords Tweet Definition of vocal cords Like Definition of vocal cords on Facebook
noun
  1. (pluralia tantum) Two folds of tissue located in the larynx that vibrate when air passes over them, producing the sound waves associated with talking and singing.
voluntary muscle Tweet Definition of voluntary muscle Like Definition of voluntary muscle on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) Muscle that is normally controlled by individual volition; skeletal muscle.
vomer Tweet Definition of vomer Like Definition of vomer on Facebook
noun (pluralvomers)
  1. The vomer bone.
vulva Tweet Definition of vulva Like Definition of vulva on Facebook
noun (pl2=vulvae)
  1. (anatomy) The external female sexual organs, collectively.

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