brachiocephalic vein


noun Anatomy.

either of two major veins, formed by the merger of the subclavian and internal jugular veins, that drain blood from the head and arms.

Nearby words

  1. brachiator,
  2. brachio-,
  3. brachiocephalic,
  4. brachiocephalic artery,
  5. brachiocephalic trunk,
  6. brachiocrural,
  7. brachiocubital,
  8. brachiopod,
  9. brachiosaur,
  10. brachiosaurus

Origin of brachiocephalic vein

First recorded in 1850–55

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Medicine definitions for brachiocephalic vein

brachiocephalic vein

n.

Either of two veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins. See under left brachiocephalic vein and right brachiocephalic vein.innominate vein

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