Medical Dictionary
4 ENTRIES FOUND:

thoracic artery

noun

Medical Definition of THORACIC ARTERY

:  either of two arteries that branch from the axillary artery or from one of its branches: a :  a small artery that usually arises from the axillary artery below the clavicle and that supplies or sends branches to the two pectoralis muscles and the walls of the chest—called also supreme thoracic artery b :  an artery that often arises from the thoracoacromial artery or from the subscapular artery rather than the axillary artery and that supplies both pectoralis muscles and the serratus anterior and sends branches to the lymph nodes of the axilla and to the subscapularis muscle—called also lateral thoracic artery; compare internal thoracic artery
April 27, 2015
savvy Hear it
to understand
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears