brachiocephalic vein

noun

Definition of brachiocephalic vein

: 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 vein

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Brachiocephalic vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachiocephalic%20vein. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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brachiocephalic vein

noun

Medical Definition of brachiocephalic vein

: either of two large veins that occur one on each side of the neck, receive blood from the head and neck, are formed by the union of the internal jugular and the subclavian veins, and unite to form the superior vena cava

called also innominate vein

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