innominate artery

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in·nom·i·nate ar·ter·y

innominate artery

n.
See brachiocephalic artery.

innominate artery

one of the three arteries branching from the arch of the aorta, running about 5 cm from the level of the cranial border of the second right costal cartilage; ascending cranially, dorsally, and obliquely to the right; and dividing into the right common carotid and the right subclavian arteries. Also called brachiocephalic artery, brachiocephalic trunk.

brachiocephalic trunk

A major branch of the aortic arch which divides into the right subclavian and right common carotid arteries, occasionally giving rise to the thyroid ima artery.

in·nom·i·nate ar·te·ry

(i-nom'i-năt ahr'tĕr-ē)
Obsolete term for brachiocephalic trunk

innominate artery

A major, unpaired, artery that arises from the arch of the aorta, towards the right side of the body, and immediately divides into the right subclavian and right carotid arteries.