brachiocephalic vein

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brachiocephalic vein was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Brachiocephalic vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachiocephalic%20vein. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

brachiocephalic vein

noun
: 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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