vagitus


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vagitus

 [vah-ji´tus]
the cry of an infant.
vagitus uteri´nus the cry of an infant in the uterus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vagitus

The cry of a neonate.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

vagitus

(vă-jīt′ŭs) [L. vagire, to squall]
The first cry of a newborn.

vagitus uterinus

The crying of a fetus while still in the uterus.

vagitus vaginalis

The cry of an infant while its head is still in the vagina.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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Analogous to the extreme shortness of the text, its action is strongly limited, reduced to two faint cries, a birth-cry (vagitus) at the beginning and a death-cry at the end and the actions of breathing in and out, accompanied by light effects.
In any case, some years back, a music writer for The Village Voice made a pilgrimage to the smoke-polluted, windowless, cinder-block venue, wherever its exact location, and while being introduced to some of the ancient musicians who'd been playing the Fabulous Club Gemini practically since the vagitus of time, the pilgrim became so excited he momentarily lost his downtown cool.
Juvenal twice uses the verb of wailing or lamenting (edere vagitus, 7.196; edere planctus, 10.261), and it has a decidedly aggressive tone in 3.296 when the street-thug accosts his victim at night: ede ubi consistas?