brachiocephalic artery

[brey-kee-oh-suh-fal-ik, brak-ee-, brey-kee-, brak-ee-]

noun Anatomy.

a major artery, arising from the arch of the aorta, that supplies blood to the right arm and the head.

Nearby words

  1. brachiate,
  2. brachiation,
  3. brachiator,
  4. brachio-,
  5. brachiocephalic,
  6. brachiocephalic trunk,
  7. brachiocephalic vein,
  8. brachiocrural,
  9. brachiocubital,
  10. brachiopod

Origin of brachiocephalic artery

First recorded in 1830–40; brachio- + cephalic

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019