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 (brā′kē-əm, brăk′ē-)
n. pl. bra·chi·a (brā′kē-ə, brăk′ē-ə)
1. The part of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow.
2. An arm or a homologous anatomical structure, such as a flipper or wing.
3. The part of a limb or process corresponding to an arm.

[Latin brācchium, arm, from Greek brakhīōn, upper arm; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈbreɪkɪəm; ˈbræk-)
n, pl -chia (-kɪə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the arm, esp the upper part
2. (Zoology) a corresponding part, such as a wing, in an animal
3. (Biology) biology a branching or armlike part
[C18: New Latin, from Latin bracchium arm, from Greek brakhiōn]
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(ˈbreɪ ki əm, ˈbræk i-)

n., pl. bra•chi•a (ˈbreɪ ki ə, ˈbræk i ə)
1. the part of the arm from the shoulder to the elbow.
2. the corresponding part of any limb.
3. an armlike part.
[1725–35; < New Latin; Latin brāc(c)hium arm < Greek brachíōn arm, humerus, comp. of brachýs short]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brachium - (biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
ramification, branch, leg - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"
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