• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Innominate (Anat) A term used in designating many parts otherwise unnamed; as, the innominate artery, a great branch of the arch of the aorta; the innominate vein, a great branch of the superior vena cava.
    • Innominate Having no name; unnamed; as, an innominate person or place.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • innominate Having no name; anonymous: in anatomy, specifically noting an artery, a vein, and a bone. See innominata, innominatum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Innominate i-nom′i-nāt having no name
    • Innominate trousers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. innominatus,; pref. in-, not + nominare, to name


In literature:

In a child of three years that had swallowed a half-penny, Atkins reports rupture of the innominate artery.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The inferior thyroid veins which drop their blood into the innominate are obstructed by valves at their junction.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
The cup-shaped cavity of the innominate bone for receiving the head of the femur.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The available operative measures are proximal ligation of the innominate, and distal ligation.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
This ideal is a trinity, a trinity innominate and incorporeal.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
A. Innominate artery at its point of bifurcation.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Thus real contracts, consensual contracts and innominate contracts were added.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
The right and left innominate or brachiocephalic arteries arise from the aortic trunk and give rise to the common carotid arteries (14).
"Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae" by Marion Anne Jenkinson
Left brachial artery arising from a common innominate trunk, instead of coming off separately from the aortic arch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The glittering west-dust of a hidden innominate sun.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard