subclavian vein
noun Date: 1704 the proximal part of the main vein of the arm or forelimb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • subclavian vein — n the proximal part of the main vein of the arm that is a continuation of the axillary vein and extends from the level of the first rib to the sternal end of the clavicle where it unites with the internal jugular vein to form the brachiocephalic… …   Medical dictionary

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  • subclavian vein — noun a continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic vein • Syn: ↑vena subclavia • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel * * * noun : the proximal part of the main vein of …   Useful english dictionary

  • subclavian vein — the vein carrying blood from the pectoral fin to the cardinal system …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • subclavian vein — subcla′vian vein′ n. anat. either of a pair of large veins that return blood from the arms • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • subclavian vein — Anat. either of a pair of veins, one on each side of the body, that return blood from the arms to the heart. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • groove for subclavian vein — sulcus venae subclaviae …   Medical dictionary

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  • subclavian groove — n. either of two grooves in the first rib, one for the main artery (subclavian artery) and the other for the main vein (subclavian vein) of the arm * * * …   Universalium

  • subclavian groove — n. either of two grooves in the first rib, one for the main artery (subclavian artery) and the other for the main vein (subclavian vein) of the arm …   English World dictionary

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