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English definition of “subclavian”


adjective     /ˌsʌbˈkleɪ.vi.ən/ US  // specialized
relating to structures under the collarbone (= the bone which goes from the top of the arms to the bottom of the neck )Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of subclavian adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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