subclavian artery

subclavian artery
noun
either of two arteries that supply blood to the neck and arms
Syn: ↑arteria subclavia
Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel
Part Holonyms: ↑clavicle, ↑collarbone

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noun
Etymology: translation of New Latin subclavia arteria
: the proximal part of the main artery of the arm or forelimb extending in man from its point of origin to the outer border of the first rib and arising on the right side from the innominate artery and on the left from the arch of the aorta — see axillary artery

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Anat.
either of a pair of arteries, one on each side of the body, that carry the main supply of blood to the arms.
[1680-90]

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subclavian artery,
the large artery forming the trunk of the arterial system of the arm or forelimb.

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