subclavian

adjective
sub·​cla·​vi·​an | \ˌsəb-ˈklā-vē-ən \

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)

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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

adjective
sub·​cla·​vi·​an | \ˌsəb-ˈklā-vē-ən \

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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