subclavian

[ suhb-kley-vee-uh n ]
/ sʌbˈkleɪ vi ən /
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adjective

situated or extending beneath the clavicle, as certain arteries or veins.
pertaining to such an artery, vein, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. subchorial space,
  2. subcinctorium,
  3. subclass,
  4. subclassify,
  5. subclavate,
  6. subclavian ansa,
  7. subclavian artery,
  8. subclavian muscle,
  9. subclavian nerve,
  10. subclavian steal

Origin of subclavian

1640–50; < New Latin subclāvi(us) subclavius + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for subclavian

subclavian

/ (sʌbˈkleɪvɪən) /

adjective

anatomy (of an artery, vein, area, etc) situated below the clavicle

Word Origin for subclavian

C17: from New Latin subclāvius, from Latin sub- + clavis key

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