Definition of subclavian vein in English:

subclavian vein

noun

  • The main vein conveying blood from the arm or forelimb, which is a continuation of the axillary vein and joins with the internal jugular vein to form the brachiocephalic vein.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Helkiah Crooke (1576–1648), physician and anatomist.