Definition of Vertigo

1. Noun. A reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall.

Exact synonyms: Dizziness, Giddiness, Lightheadedness
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Derivative terms: Dizzy, Giddy, Lightheaded, Vertiginous



Definition of Vertigo

1. n. Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness.

2. n. Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness.

Definition of Vertigo

1. Noun. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear. ¹

2. Noun. A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness. ¹

3. Noun. The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vertigo

1. a disordered state in which the individual or his surroundings seem to whirl dizzily [n -GOES, -GOS, or -GINES]

Medical Definition of Vertigo

1. An illusion of movement, a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo). The term is sometimes erroneously used to mean any form of dizziness. Origin: L. Vertigo This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vertigo

verticillium
verticillus
verticils
verticities
verticity
verticle
verticles
verticomental
verticordia
verticosubmental view
vertiginate
vertigines
vertiginous
vertiginously
vertiginousness
vertigo (current term)
vertigo ab aure laeso
vertigoes
vertigos
vertilinear
vertine
verting
vertiport
vertiports
vertisol
vertisols
vertometer
verts
vertu
vertual

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