from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or involving the arm and the head.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to the arm and the head
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy, of or pertaining both to the upper arm and to the head: as, the brachiocephalic (innominate) artery and veins.
Type C (least common): The disconnection is after the innominate artery (sometimes called the brachiocephalic artery).
The Veins of the Thorax (Fig. 577) The innominate veins (vv. anonymæ; brachiocephalic veins) are two large trunks, placed one on either side of the root of the neck, and formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins of the corresponding side; they are devoid of valves.
He showed that it represented the conflict of the brachiocephalic culture of the Wendic races with the dolichocephalic culture of the Alpine stock.
Abnormalities are very various and sometimes very dangerous: vessels crossing the trachea, as the innominate did in Macilwain's case,  or where two brachiocephalic trunks are present, as recorded by
The study showed that the greatest reduction of complications occurs when the brachiocephalic vein is selected.
A chest computerized tomography (CT) revealed a 4.1 X 4.9 cm precarinal / pretracheal mass encircling the right brachiocephalic vein.