Definition of Brachium

1. Noun. (biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Branch, Leg, Ramification

Definition of Brachium

1. n. The upper arm; the segment of the fore limb between the shoulder and the elbow.

Definition of Brachium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The upper arm. ¹

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Definition of Brachium

1. the upper part of arm [n -IA]

Medical Definition of Brachium

1. Origin: L. Brachium or bracchium, arm. The upper arm; the segment of the fore limb between the shoulder and the elbow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brachium

brachioradial muscle
brachioradial reflex
brachium (current term)
brachium colliculi inferioris
brachium colliculi superioris
brachium conjunctivum cerebelli
brachium of inferior colliculus
brachium of superior colliculus
brachium pontis
brachium quadrigeminum inferius
brachium quadrigeminum superius

Literary usage of Brachium

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1. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"A thin, flat muscle on the inner or medial side of the brachium, from the lateral surface of the latissimus dorsi (Fig. 65, q) to the olecranon process of ..."

2. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord with special reference to mechanism and by Harris Ellett Santee (1907)
"... the rubro-spinal tract from the red nucleus, a small part of the brachium conjunctivum of the cerebellum, the descending root of the trigeminal nerve, ..."

3. An Atlas of the Medulla and Midbrain: A Laboratory Manual by Florence Rena Sabin (1901)
"It lies lateral to the brachium conjunctivum and passes ... brachium CONJUNCTIVUM, OR SUPERIOR PEDUNCLE. The brachium ..."

4. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"... or, super brachium, without saying, dextrum, or, sinistrum, is bad. 4 Co. 40. b. R. 5 Co. 121. b. (/) So an indictment for larceny ought to shew (m) the ..."

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