either of a pair of veins, one on each side of the body, that return blood from the arms to the heart.
subclavian vein n.
A continuation of the axillary vein at the lateral border of the first rib, passing medially to join the internal jugular vein and forming the brachiocephalic vein on each side.
noun, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. a bone of the pectoral arch. 2. (in humans) either of two slender bones, each articulating with the sternum and a scapula and forming the anterior part of a shoulder; collarbone. noun 1. either of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone Nontechnical name […]
noun, plural subclavii [suhb-kley-vee-ahy] /sʌbˈkleɪ viˌaɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a small shoulder muscle, the action of which assists in depressing the shoulder.
noun, Ecology. 1. the development of an ecological community to a stage short of the expected climax because of some factor, as repeated fires in a forest, that arrests the normal succession. noun 1. (ecology) a community in which development has been arrested before climax has been attained subclimax (sŭb-klī’māks’) A stage in the ecological […]
adjective, Medicine/Medical. 1. pertaining to an early stage of a disease; having no noticeable clinical symptoms. adjective 1. (med) of or relating to the stage in the course of a disease before the symptoms are first noted subclinical sub·clin·i·cal (sŭb-klĭn’ĭ-kəl) adj. Not manifesting characteristic clinical symptoms. Used of a disease or condition.