Medical Dictionary

brachiocephalic artery

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

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

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