brachiocephalic artery

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

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 innominate artery

First Known Use of brachiocephalic artery

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Brachiocephalic artery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachiocephalic%20artery. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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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