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subclavian vein

noun, Anatomy.
either of a pair of veins, one on each side of the body, that return blood from the arms to the heart.
Origin of subclavian vein
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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subclavian vein in Medicine

subclavian vein n.
A continuation of the axillary vein at the lateral border of the first rib, passing medially to join the internal jugular vein and forming the brachiocephalic vein on each side.

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