axillary artery n.
A continuation of the subclavian artery in the armpit, becoming the brachial artery in the arm, with superior thoracic, thoracoacromial, lateral thoracic, subscapular, and posterior and superior circumflex humeral branches.
The aneurism was of the third part of the axillary artery, and a ligature was applied at the lower margin of the pectoralis minor.
When the arm is raised to a right angle with the body, the axillary artery can be plainly felt beating in the axilla.
Classically the subclavian is considered as continuing into the anterior appendage as the axillary artery.
Neither the axillary artery nor these pectoral arteries were traced in my study.
This was incised (Colonel Stevenson) and a wound of the axillary artery in its third part discovered, and the vessel ligatured.
In all doves studied the coracoid artery arose from the subclavian medial to the axillary artery.
In doves the thoracic artery arose consistently from the pectoral stem, lateral to the origin of the axillary artery.