• WordNet 3.6
    • adj brachial of or relating to an arm "brachial artery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brachial Of the nature of an arm; resembling an arm.
    • Brachial (Anat) Pertaining or belonging to the arm; as, the brachial artery; the brachial nerve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brachial Belonging to the arm, fore leg, wing, pectoral fin, or other fore limb of a vertebrate; especially, belonging to the upper part of such member, from the shoulder to the elbow.
    • brachial Of or pertaining to the brachia of the Brachiopoda or of other animals, as the wings of pteropods, the arms of cephalopods, the rays of crinoids, etc
    • n brachial In ichthyology, one of the series of bones to which the rays of the pectoral fins of fishes are attached.
    • n brachial In human anatomy: The brachial artery. In the Latin form brachialis (anticus), a muscle of the front of the upper arm, arising from the front of the humerus and inserted into the ulna, flexing the forearm. Also called anticobrachialis. See cut under muscle.
    • n brachial One of the joints of the branches of a crinoid, between the radials and the palmars; one of the joints of the third order, or of a division of the radials.
    • n brachial In the morphology of the Crinoidea, one of the calcareous plates which compose the arms. The application of the term has varied with different writers, some restricting it to the plates of the free arms, others applying it to all plates in the radial series lying above the lowermost circlet or true radials. In the latter case the radials include some of the body-plates, and these have been subdivided into costals, distichals, and palmars, whether free or fixed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Brachial brak′i-al belonging to the arm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. brachialis, bracch,-), from bracchium, bracch,-) arm: cf. F. brachial,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Brace.


In literature:

Exsection of the brachial plexus was performed, but gave only temporary relief.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The arm is divided into three sections: the deltoid, brachial and carpal.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
The assistant slipped his thumbs over the brachial artery in such manner as to close it.
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
Trousseau's sign is the production of tetany by applying firm and prolonged pressure to the brachial nerve in the upper arm.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
Thrombosis of the Brachial Artery.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
There was no perceptible pulsation in either the brachial or radial artery, but the limb was warm.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The second and third constitute the brachial plexus.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Brachial: relating to an arm; arm-like.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The operation for tying the brachial artery near the axilla.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Then they erected in the bakehouse a brachial weighing-machine.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
This condition may be mistaken for brachial neuritis; it is relieved, however, by holding the arm above the head, for example, during sleep.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
What nerves constitute the brachial plexus?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
This brachial skeleton is more developed in some genera than in others.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
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
Arms fork once to thrice, and bear pinnules on each or on every other brachial.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The most striking instance of this that I have seen was in a lady suffering from severe cervico-brachial neuralgia.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
The larger arteries such as the brachials and femorals are most affected.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield

In news:

The Measurement and Interpretation of the Ankle- Brachial Index: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.
The ulnar nerve arises from the lower trunk, anterior divisions and medial cord of the brachial plexus.

In science:

Within three minutes after capture, blood was collected into a heparinized tube by puncture of the brachial vein, centrifugated and then plasma was frozen at -20°C until analysis.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird