[brey-kee-uh m, brak-ee-]
- Anatomy. the part of the arm from the shoulder to the elbow.
- the corresponding part of any limb, as in the wing of a bird.
- an armlike part or process.
Origin of brachium
1725–35; < New Latin; Latin brāc(c)hium the arm; compare Greek brachíōn, formally the comparative of brachýs short
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Examples from the Web for brachia
A longitudinal or other elevation of the Antepectus between the Brachia.
Brachia spectavi sacris admorsa colubrisEt trahere occultum membra soporis iter.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
The anterior piece of the Medipectus, which intervenes between the Brachia and mid-legs.
The most conspicuous and remarkable appendages of the manitrunk, are the brachia or arms.
These constituted the arms (brachia), and five definite radial plates of the theca were specialized for their support.
- anatomy the arm, esp the upper part
- a corresponding part, such as a wing, in an animal
- biology a branching or armlike part
C18: New Latin, from Latin bracchium arm, from Greek brakhiōn
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- The arm, especially between the shoulder and the elbow.
- An armlike structure.
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