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Medical Term:

(left and right) brachiocephalic veins


Definition: formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins; other tributaries of the right brachiocephalic vein are the right vertebral and internal thoracic veins, and the right lymphatic duct; other tributaries of the left brachiocephalic vein are the left vertebral, internal thoracic, superior intercostal, thyroidea ima, and various anterior pericardial, bronchial, mediastinal veins, and the thoracic duct.

Synonym(s): venae brachiocephalicae (dextrae et sinistrae)TA

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