brachiocephalic


brachiocephalic
bra·chi·o·ce·phal·ic (brāʹkē-ō-sə-fălʹĭk, brăkʹē-) adj.
Of or involving the arm and the head.
  [brachium + cephalic.]

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  • brachiocephalic artery — noun Date: circa 1839 a short artery that arises from the arch of the aorta and divides into the carotid and subclavian arteries of the right side called also innominate artery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brachiocephalic vein — noun Date: circa 1852 either of two large veins that occur one on each side of the neck, receive blood from the head and neck, and unite to form the superior vena cava called also innominate vein …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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