Jugulum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jugulum (Zoöl) The lower throat, or that part of the neck just above the breast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jugulum In ornithology, the lower part of the throat; the fore part of the neck, between the gula and the pectus. See cut under bird.
    • n jugulum In entomology: A name proposed by Knoch and used by some writers to indicate the lower surface of the prothorax of a beetle
    • n jugulum A name given by Kirby to the basal piece on the lower side of an insect's head, now generally known as the gula.
    • n jugulum A name sometimes applied to the occipital foramen, an orifice in the back of the head, through which the alimentary canal and other organs pass to the thorax.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Quod siquis dicat, Ergone populus tyrannicae crudelitati & furori jugulum semper praebebit?
"Second Treatise of Government" by John Locke
Lower parts bright gamboge-yellow, the jugulum and breast with a few very indistinct and mostly concealed streaks of chestnut-rufous.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
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