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yoke

 [yōk]
1. a connecting structure.
2. jugum.

ju·gum

, pl.

ju·ga

(jū'gŭm, -gă), [TA]
1. A ridge or furrow connecting two points. Synonym(s): yoke [TA]
2. A type of forceps.
[L. a yoke]

yoke

(yōk)
1. a connecting structure.
2. jugum.

yoke

[yōk]
Etymology: L, jungere, to join
a connector used to link small cylinders of medical gases, such as portable oxygen tanks, to respiratory equipment.

ju·gum

, pl. juga (jū'gŭm, -gă)
1. [TA] A ridge or furrow connecting two points.
Synonym(s): yoke.
2. A type of forceps.
[L. a yoke]

ju·gum

, pl. juga (jū'gŭm, -gă)
1. [TA] A ridge or furrow connecting two points.
Synonym(s): yoke.
2. A type of forceps.
[L. a yoke]

yoke,

n 1. something that connects or binds.
n 2. an assembly of metal clamps with adjustable screws that secure the cylinders to the device or reducing valves. They are equipped with nipples that fit snugly into the inlet socket or part of the cylinder valve. In dentistry, used with the nitrous oxide cylinders.

yoke

1. an anatomical connecting structure; a depression or ridge connecting two structures.
2. a primitive device for coupling two or more animals to one vehicle or implement. Usually a wooden bar that sits on the top of the neck with a metal loop to go around the neck of each animal.

yoke muscles
a pair of extraocular muscles.