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brachial

[ brey-kee-uhl, brak-ee- ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the arm, foreleg, wing, pectoral fin, or other forelimb of a vertebrate.
  2. belonging to the upper part of such a member, from the shoulder to the elbow.
  3. armlike, as an appendage.


noun

  1. a brachial part or structure.

brachial

/ ˈbræk-; ˈbreɪkɪəl /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the arm or to an armlike part or structure


brachial

/ brākē-əl /

  1. Relating to or involving the arm.
  2. Relating to the forelimb or wing of a vertebrate.


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Other Words From

  • inter·brachi·al adjective
  • post·brachi·al adjective
  • pre·brachi·al adjective
  • pseudo·brachi·al adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of brachial1

First recorded in 1570–80, brachial is from the Latin word brāchiālis of, belonging to the arm. See brachi-, -al 1
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Example Sentences

There,—don't jump,—that's a bit of the brachial nerve most beautifully displayed.

In the second case an aberrant artery was given off from the radial side of the brachial artery, again almost at its origin.

A case has been reported in which there was a total lesion of the brachial plexus, including the muscles of the shoulder girdle.

Thrombosis of the brachial artery or of its principal branches is of very rare occurrence in horses.

The brachial ossicles represent the reduced and modified radiale and basalia of cartilaginous fish such as the dogfish.

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