subclavian

adjective
sub·​cla·​vi·​an | \ ˌsəb-ˈklā-vē-ən How to pronounce subclavian (audio) \

Definition of subclavian

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: of, relating to, being, or inserted into a part (such as an artery, vein, or nerve) located under the clavicle subclavian catheter

subclavian

noun
Definition of subclavian (Entry 2 of 2)
: a subclavian part (such as an artery, vein, or nerve)

Examples of subclavian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The motion called on the medical examiner to immediately draw blood from Williams' left and right femoral vein in the leg, left and right subclavian veins near the clavicle and left and right ventricles of the heart. Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY, "Arkansas public defenders want probe into executions," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of subclavian

Adjective

1615, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subclavian

Adjective

New Latin subclavius, from sub- + clavicula clavicle

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“Subclavian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subclavian. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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subclavian

adjective
sub·​cla·​vi·​an | \ ˌsəb-ˈklā-vē-ən How to pronounce subclavian (audio) \

Medical Definition of subclavian

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: of, relating to, being, performed on, or inserted into a part (as an artery or vein) located under the clavicle a subclavian catheter

subclavian

noun
Medical Definition of subclavian (Entry 2 of 2)
: a subclavian part (as a subclavian artery or vein)
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