[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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The brachium or upper arm includes only a single bone, the humerus.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
The first joint of the Brachium, answering to the Coxa in the legs.
The second joint of the Brachium, answering to the Trochanter in the legs.
The third and elongated joint of the Brachium, answering to the Femur in the legs.
The terminal jointed portion of the Brachium, answering to the Tarsus in the legs.
- 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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