truncus brachiocephalicus


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to truncus brachiocephalicus: innominate artery

truncus

 [trung´kus] (L.)
truncus arterio´sus an artery connected with the fetal heart, developing into the aortic and pulmonary arches.
truncus brachiocepha´licus a vessel arising from the aortic arch and giving origin to the right common carotid and right subclavian arteries. Called also innominate artery (see anatomic Table of Arteries in the Appendices).
truncus celi´acus celiac trunk.
truncus encepha´licus brainstem.
truncus pulmona´lis pulmonary trunk.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bra·chi·o·ce·phal·ic (arterial) trunk

[TA]
origin, arch of aorta; branches, right subclavian and right common carotid; occasionally it gives off the thyroidea ima.
Synonym(s): truncus brachiocephalicus [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bra·chi·o·ce·phal·ic trunk

(brā'kē-ō-se-fal'ik trŭngk)
Origin, arch of aorta; branches, right subclavian and right common carotid; occasionally it gives off the thyroidea ima.
Synonym(s): truncus brachiocephalicus [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012