noun, plural ver·ti·goes, ver·tig·i·nes [ver-tij–uh-neez] /vərˈtɪdʒ əˌniz/. Pathology.
- a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings.
noun plural vertigoes or vertigines (vɜːˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)
- pathol a sensation of dizziness or abnormal motion resulting from a disorder of the sense of balance
1520s, from Latin vertigo “dizziness,” originally “a whirling or spinning movement,” from vertere “to turn” (see versus).
n. pl. ver•ti•goes
- A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects, often caused by inner ear disease.
- Dizziness characterized by a sensation of whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. Vertigo is often caused by damage or disease in the inner ear.