thyrocervical trunk

[thī′rō-sûrvĭ-kəl]

n.

A short arterial trunk arising from the subclavian artery and dividing generally into three branches.

Nearby words

  1. thyroarytenoid,
  2. thyroarytenoid muscle,
  3. thyrocalcitonin,
  4. thyrocardiac disease,
  5. thyrocele,
  6. thyrocricotomy,
  7. thyroepiglottic,
  8. thyroepiglottic muscle,
  9. thyrogenic,
  10. thyroglobulin


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