subclavian

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

adjective

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

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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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