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brachiocephalic artery

[brey-kee-oh-suh-fal-ik, brak-ee-, brey-kee-, brak-ee-]
noun Anatomy.
  1. a major artery, arising from the arch of the aorta, that supplies blood to the right arm and the head.
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Origin of brachiocephalic artery

First recorded in 1830–40; brachio- + cephalic
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