[suhb-kley-vee-uhn] Anatomy.
situated or extending beneath the clavicle, as certain arteries or veins.
pertaining to such an artery, vein, or the like.

1640–50; < Neo-Latin subclāvi(us) subclavius + -an Unabridged
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subclavian (sʌbˈkleɪvɪən)
anatomy (of an artery, vein, area, etc) situated below the clavicle
[C17: from New Latin subclāvius, from Latin sub- + clavis key]

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Example sentences
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.
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