brachial

[ brey-kee-uhl, brak-ee- ]
/ ˈbreɪ ki əl, ˈbræk i- /
Anatomy, Zoology

adjective

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

noun

a brachial part or structure.

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Origin of brachial

First recorded in 1570–80, brachial is from the Latin word brāchiālis of, belonging to the arm. See brachi-, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM brachial

in·ter·bra·chi·al, adjectivepost·bra·chi·al, adjectivepre·bra·chi·al, adjectivepseu·do·bra·chi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brachial

brachial
/ (ˈbreɪkɪəl, ˈbræk-) /

adjective

of or relating to the arm or to an armlike part or structure
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Medical definitions for brachial

brachial
[ brākē-əl ]

adj.

Relating to the arm.
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Scientific definitions for brachial

brachial
[ brākē-əl ]

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