[ brey-kee-uhm, brak-ee- ]

noun,plural bra·chi·a [brey-kee-uh, brak-ee-uh]. /ˈbreɪ ki ə, ˈbræk i ə/.
  1. Anatomy. the part of the arm from the shoulder to the elbow.

  2. the corresponding part of any limb, as in the wing of a bird.

  1. an armlike part or process.

Origin of brachium

1725–35; <New Latin; Latin brāc(c)hium the arm; compare Greek brachíōn, formally the comparative of brachýs short

Other words from brachium

  • post·bra·chi·um, noun, plural post·bra·chi·a.
  • pseu·do·bra·chi·um, noun, plural pseu·do·bra·chi·a.

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British Dictionary definitions for brachium


/ (ˈbreɪkɪəm, ˈbræk-) /

nounplural -chia (-kɪə)
  1. anatomy the arm, esp the upper part

  2. a corresponding part, such as a wing, in an animal

  1. biology a branching or armlike part

Origin of brachium

C18: New Latin, from Latin bracchium arm, from Greek brakhiōn

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