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brachiocephalic vein

noun

Medical Definition of BRACHIOCEPHALIC VEIN

:  either of two large veins that occur one on each side of the neck, receive blood from the head and neck, are formed by the union of the internal jugular and the subclavian veins, and unite to form the superior vena cava—called also innominate vein

Illustration of BRACHIOCEPHALIC VEIN

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June 30, 2015
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