brachiocephalic vein

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brachiocephalic vein

n.
Either of two large veins in the neck, each formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins, that join to form the superior vena cava. Also called innominate vein.
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Noun1.brachiocephalic vein - veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veinsbrachiocephalic vein - veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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