brachiocephalic artery


bra·chio·ce·phal·ic artery

noun \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

bra·chio·ce·phal·ic artery

noun \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

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