vertigo


vertigo

noun, plural ver·ti·goes, ver·tig·i·nes [ver-tijuh-neez] /vərˈtɪdʒ əˌniz/. Pathology.

  1. a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings.

noun plural vertigoes or vertigines (vɜːˈtɪdʒɪˌniːz)

  1. pathol a sensation of dizziness or abnormal motion resulting from a disorder of the sense of balance
n.

1520s, from Latin vertigo “dizziness,” originally “a whirling or spinning movement,” from vertere “to turn” (see versus).

n. pl. ver•ti•goes

  1. A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects, often caused by inner ear disease.

  1. 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.

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