brachiocephalic artery

[ brey-kee-oh-suh-fal-ik, brak-ee-, brey-kee-, brak-ee- ]
/ ˈbreɪ ki oʊ səˈfæl ɪk, ˈbræk i-, ˌbreɪ ki-, ˌbræk i- /

noun Anatomy.

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

Origin of brachiocephalic artery

First recorded in 1830–40; brachio- + cephalic
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