brachial [brey-kee-uh l, brak-ee-]Anatomy, Zoology ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. belonging to the arm, foreleg, wing, pectoral fin, or other forelimb of a vertebrate.
  2. belonging to the upper part of such a member, from the shoulder to the elbow.
  3. armlike, as an appendage.


  1. a brachial part or structure.

Origin of brachial First recorded in 1570–80, brachial is from the Latin word brāchiālis of, belonging to the arm. See brachi-, -al1 Related formsin·ter·bra·chi·al, adjectivepost·bra·chi·al, adjectivepre·bra·chi·al, adjectivepseu·do·bra·chi·al, adjective Examples from the Web for brachial Historical Examples of brachial

  • Then they erected in the bakehouse a brachial weighing-machine.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet

    Gustave Flaubert

  • The arm is divided into three sections: the deltoid, brachial and carpal.

    Delsarte System of Oratory


  • A pressure made on the brachial vein and its branches by scirrhous glands in the axilla, is a common cause of this state.

    North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826


  • There is some difference in the pressure in the femoral and the brachial and some use both arteries.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • All measurements are taken from the brachial artery, with the individuals in the sitting posture.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • British Dictionary definitions for brachial brachial adjective

    1. of or relating to the arm or to an armlike part or structure

    brachial in Medicine brachial [brā′kē-əl] adj.

    1. Relating to the arm.

    brachial in Science brachial [brā′kē-əl]

    1. Relating to or involving the arm.
    2. Relating to the forelimb or wing of a vertebrate.

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