Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Situated beneath the clavicle.
  • adjective Of or relating to a subclavian part.
  • adjective Of or relating to the subclavian artery or vein.
  • noun A subclavian structure, such as a nerve or muscle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lying or extending under, beneath, or below the clavicle or collar-bone; sub-clavicular.
  • Pertaining to the subclavian artery or vein: as, the subclavian triangle or groove.
  • A groove on the under side of the clavicle, for the insertion of the subclavius.
  • noun A subclavian artery, vein, nerve, or muscle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Situated under the clavicle, or collar bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Beneath the clavicle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective situated beneath the clavicle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin subclāvius : sub– + Latin clāvis, key; see clavicle.]

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sub- +‎ clavian

Examples

  • That part of the vessel which extends from its origin to the outer border of the first rib is termed the subclavian; beyond this point to the lower border of the axilla it is named the axillary; and from the lower margin of the axillary space to the bend of the elbow it is termed brachial; here the trunk ends by dividing into two branches the radial and ulnar.

    VI. The Arteries. 4. The Arteries of the Upper Extremity. a. The Subclavian Artery

  • An under-recognized and usually asymptomatic condition called subclavian artery stenosis

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • According to the doctor, a half inch lower and it would have hit the subclavian artery, killing him in under five minutes.

    Gideon’s war

  • Type A: The disconnection is after the left subclavian artery.

    Interruption of the Aortic Arch

  • According to the doctor, a half inch lower and it would have hit the subclavian artery, killing him in under five minutes.

    Gideon’s war

  • Three arteries, feeding the head, neck and arms, branch off directly from the aortic arch, in this order: innominate, left carotid, left subclavian.

    Interruption of the Aortic Arch

  • According to the doctor, a half inch lower and it would have hit the subclavian artery, killing him in under five minutes.

    Gideon’s war

  • A surgical procedure performed to repair coarctation of the aorta, using part of the left subclavian artery as a patch to enlarge a narrowed aorta.

    Cardiac terms and definitions

  • According to the doctor, a half inch lower and it would have hit the subclavian artery, killing him in under five minutes.

    Gideon’s war

  • This abnormal branch passes behind the esophagus and gives off the vessel to the left arm (the left subclavian artery) and the ligamentum arteriosum.

    Vascular Ring

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