- situated or extending beneath the clavicle, as certain arteries or veins.
- pertaining to such an artery, vein, or the like.
Origin of subclavian
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Examples from the Web for subclavian
If you heard her going over the 'Subclavian,' you 'd swear she had the book in her hand.Barrington
Charles James Lever
The subclavian arteries in Fishes usually spring from the trunks connecting the branchial veins with the dorsal aorta.
The subclavian arteries spring from the common trunks which unite to form the dorsal aorta.
The vein from the anterior pair of fins (subclavian) usually unites with the anterior jugular vein.
It merely remains for me to say a few words about the subclavian and vertebral arteries.
- anatomy (of an artery, vein, area, etc) situated below the clavicle
C17: from New Latin subclāvius, from Latin sub- + clavis key