either of two major veins, formed by the merger of the subclavian and internal jugular veins, that drain blood from the head and arms.
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Origin of brachiocephalic vein
First recorded in 1850–55
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Medicine definitions for brachiocephalic vein
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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