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

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

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  • adj. Beneath the clavicle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated under the clavicle, or collar bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A subclavian artery, vein, nerve, or muscle.

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  • adj. situated beneath the clavicle


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


  • 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


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

    Interruption of the Aortic Arch

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I insert mediports intended for chemotherapy in the subclavian region, carefully snaking the catheter into the superior vena cava so the drugs are pumped throughout the entire body by the heart.

    Sociopathic Medicine

  • She checks her temper by mentally quizzing herself on the arteries of the upper extremity: right subclavian artery, vertebral artery, suprascapular artery …

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • The bullet to his shoulder had fractured his clavicle, but as with the shot to his leg, the doctor explained that it had missed the subclavian artery, which could have killed him.

    Bodily Harm


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