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brachiocephalic artery

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

Definition of brachiocephalic artery

  1. :  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



Circa 1839

First Known Use of brachiocephalic artery

circa 1839


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brachiocephalic artery

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

Medical Definition of brachiocephalic artery

  1. :  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



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