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subclavian

[suhb-kley-vee-uh n] /sʌbˈkleɪ vi ən/
adjective
1.
situated or extending beneath the clavicle, as certain arteries or veins.
2.
pertaining to such an artery, vein, or the like.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Neo-Latin subclāvi(us) subclavius + -an
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Examples from the web for subclavian
  • It is rarely joined with the left subclavian, except in cases of transposition of the aortic arch.
  • On the left side, the vagus enters the thorax between the left carotid and subclavian arteries, behind the left innominate vein.
British Dictionary definitions for subclavian

subclavian

/sʌbˈkleɪvɪən/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) (of an artery, vein, area, etc) situated below the clavicle
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin subclāvius, from Latin sub- + clavis key
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