1. Beneath the clavicle. SYN: infraclavicular. 2. Pertaining to the s. artery or vein.

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sub·cla·vi·an .səb-'klā-vē-ən adj of, relating to, being, performed on, or inserted into a part (as an artery or vein) located under the clavicle <a \subclavian catheter>
subclavian n a subclavian part (as a subclavian artery or vein)

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sub·cla·vi·an (səb-klaґve-ən) inferior to the clavicle, such as the subclavian artery. Called also infraclavicular and subclavicular.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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