[brey-kee-uh m, brak-ee-]
noun, plural bra·chi·a [brey-kee-uh, brak-ee-uh] /ˈbreɪ ki ə, ˈbræk i ə/.
Anatomy. the part of the arm from the shoulder to the elbow.
the corresponding part of any limb, as in the wing of a bird.
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 shortRelated formspost·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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noun plural -chia (-kɪə)
anatomy the arm, esp the upper part
a corresponding part, such as a wing, in an animal
biology a branching or armlike part
Word Origin for brachium
C18: New Latin, from Latin bracchium arm, from Greek brakhiōn
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n. pl. bra•chi•a (brā′kē-ə, brăk′ē-ə)
The arm, especially between the shoulder and the elbow.
An armlike structure.
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