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brachiocephalic artery

[brey-kee-oh-suh-fal-ik, brak-ee-, brey-kee-, brak-ee-] /ˈbreɪ ki oʊ səˈfæl ɪk, ˈbræk i-, ˌbreɪ ki-, ˌbræk i-/
noun, Anatomy.
a major artery, arising from the arch of the aorta, that supplies blood to the right arm and the head.
Origin of brachiocephalic artery
First recorded in 1830-40; brachio- + cephalic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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