subclavian vein

noun

Definition of subclavian vein

: the proximal part of the main vein of the arm or forelimb

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Recent Examples on the Web Helen’s family and the medical team watched in awe as the pale pink solution of cells flowed in through her left subclavian vein. New York Times, 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of subclavian vein

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Subclavian vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subclavian%20vein. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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subclavian vein

noun

Medical Definition of subclavian vein

: the proximal part of the main vein of the arm that is a continuation of the axillary vein and extends from the level of the first rib to the sternal end of the clavicle where it unites with the internal jugular vein to form the brachiocephalic vein

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