brachium [brey-kee-uh m, brak-ee-] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural bra·chi·a [brey-kee-uh, brak-ee-uh] /ˈbreɪ ki ə, ˈbræk i ə/.

  1. Anatomy. the part of the arm from the shoulder to the elbow.
  2. the corresponding part of any limb, as in the wing of a bird.
  3. an armlike part or process.

Origin of brachium 1725–35; New Latin; Latin brāc(c)hium the arm; compare Greek brachíōn, formally the comparative of brachýs shortRelated formspost·bra·chi·um, noun, plural post·bra·chi·a.pseu·do·bra·chi·um, noun, plural pseu·do·bra·chi·a. Examples from the Web for brachia Historical Examples of brachia

  • A longitudinal or other elevation of the Antepectus between the Brachia.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • Brachia spectavi sacris admorsa colubrisEt trahere occultum membra soporis iter.

    Plutarch’s Lives, Volume IV

    Aubrey Stewart

  • The anterior piece of the Medipectus, which intervenes between the Brachia and mid-legs.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • The most conspicuous and remarkable appendages of the manitrunk, are the brachia or arms.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • These constituted the arms (brachia), and five definite radial plates of the theca were specialized for their support.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10


  • British Dictionary definitions for brachia brachium noun plural -chia (-kɪə)

    1. anatomy the arm, esp the upper part
    2. a corresponding part, such as a wing, in an animal
    3. biology a branching or armlike part

    Word Origin for brachium C18: New Latin, from Latin bracchium arm, from Greek brakhiōn brachia in Medicine brachium [brā′kē-əm, brăk′ē-] n. pl. bra•chi•a (brā′kē-ə, brăk′ē-ə)

    1. The arm, especially between the shoulder and the elbow.
    2. An armlike structure.

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