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brachiocephalic artery

[brey-kee-oh-suh-fal-ik, brak-ee-, brey-kee-, brak-ee-] /ˈbreɪ ki oʊ səˈfæl ɪk, ˈbræk i-, ˌbreɪ ki-, ˌbræk i-/
noun, Anatomy
1.
a major artery, arising from the arch of the aorta, that supplies blood to the right arm and the head.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; brachio- + cephalic
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