bra·​chi·​al | \ ˈbrā-kē-əl How to pronounce brachial (audio) \

Definition of brachial

: of, relating to, or situated in the arm or an armlike process the brachial artery of the upper arm

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Recent Examples on the Web Seems that one of the surprisingly common side effects of open heart surgery is brachial plexopathy. Washington Post, "Style Conversational Week 1357: We have another sing coming," 7 Nov. 2019 Diagrams of injuries to Marvin Hajos, 75, show more than a dozen lacerations across his face, neck, back, abdomen, thighs, legs and right arm, including damage to his brachial artery, the major blood vessel of the upper arm. Eve Rosen,, "Bird in deadly Florida attack severed artery in man’s arm," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of brachial

1578, in the meaning defined above

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“Brachial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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bra·​chi·​al | \ ˈbrā-kē-əl How to pronounce brachial (audio) \

Medical Definition of brachial

: of or relating to the arm or a process like an arm

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