brachiocephalic artery

noun (1)
bra·​chio·​ce·​phal·​ic artery | \ ˌbrā-kē-(ˌ)ō-sə-ˈfa-lik- How to pronounce brachiocephalic artery (audio) \

Definition of brachiocephalic artery

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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 innominate artery

brachiocephalic vein

noun (2)

Definition of brachiocephalic vein (Entry 2 of 2)

: either of two large veins that occur one on each side of the neck, receive blood from the head and neck, and unite to form the superior vena cava

called also innominate vein

First Known Use of brachiocephalic artery

Noun (1)

1837, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1835, in the meaning defined above

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brachiocephalic artery

noun
bra·​chio·​ce·​phal·​ic artery | \ ˌbrā-kē-(ˌ)ō-sə-ˌfal-ik- How to pronounce brachiocephalic artery (audio) \

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

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