[brey-kee-uhm, brak-ee-]
noun, plural brachia [brey-kee-uh, brak-ee-uh] .
Anatomy. the part of the arm from the shoulder to the elbow.
the corresponding part of any limb, as in the wing of a bird.
an armlike part or process.

1725–35; < Neo-Latin; Latin brāc(c)hium the arm; compare Greek brachíōn, formally the comparative of brachýs short

postbrachium, noun, plural postbrachia.
pseudobrachium, noun, plural pseudobrachia. Unabridged
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brachium (ˈbreɪkɪəm, ˈbræk-)
n , pl -chia
1.  anatomy the arm, esp the upper part
2.  a corresponding part, such as a wing, in an animal
3.  biology a branching or armlike part
[C18: New Latin, from Latin bracchium arm, from Greek brakhiōn]

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brachium bra·chi·um (brā'kē-əm, brāk'ē-)
n. pl. bra·chi·a (brā'kē-ə, brāk'ē-ə)

  1. The arm, especially between the shoulder and the elbow.

  2. An armlike structure.

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