Vagus definition

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The vagus nerve.
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Either of the tenth pair of cranial nerves, arising in the medulla oblongata and providing parasympathetic innervation to the larynx, lungs, heart, esophagus, and most of the abdominal organs.
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The vagus nerve.
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(Catholic) A homeless person or vagrant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vagus
Plural:
vagi

Origin of vagus

  • From Latin vagus

    From Wiktionary