Dictionary

brachiocephalic artery

noun bra·chio·ce·phal·ic artery \ˌbrā-kē-(ˌ)ō-sə-ˈfa-lik-\

Definition of BRACHIOCEPHALIC ARTERY

:  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

First Known Use of BRACHIOCEPHALIC ARTERY

circa 1839

brachiocephalic artery

noun bra·chio·ce·phal·ic artery \ˌbrā-kē-(ˌ)ō-sə-ˌfal-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BRACHIOCEPHALIC ARTERY

:  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 brachiocephalic trunk, innominate artery

Illustration of BRACHIOCEPHALIC ARTERY

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: brachiocephalic veinPrevious Word in the Dictionary: brachidiumAll Words Near: brachiocephalic artery
April 25, 2015
lissome Hear it
nimble or easily flexed
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears