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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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