bra|chi|al


bra|chi|al
bra|chi|al «BRAY kee uhl, BRAK ee-», adjective.
1. a) of or belonging to the arm: »

the brachial artery.

b) of or belonging to the foreleg, wing, or other forelimb of a vertebrate.
2. armlike: »

the brachial appendages of a starfish.

[< Latin brachiālis of the arm < bracchium arm < Greek brachōn upper arm]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bra|chi|um — «BRAY kee uhm, BRAK ee », noun, plural chi|a. 1. the upper arm, from the shoulder to the elbow. 2. the part of any forelimb that corresponds to it. 3. an armlike part. ╂[< Latin bracchium arm < Greek brach ōn upper arm] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bra|chi|a — «BRAY kee uh, BRAK ee », noun. plural of brachium …   Useful english dictionary

  • bra|chi|ot|o|my — «BRAY kee OT uh mee, BRAK ee », noun, plural mies. a surgical operation on or removal of the arm. ╂[< Greek brach ōn upper arm + tomíā a cutting] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bra|chi|ate — «adjective. BRAY kee iht, ayt; BRAK ee ; verb. BRAY kee ayt, BRAK ee », adjective, verb, at|ed, at|ing. –adj. 1. Botany. having widely spreading branches. 2. Zoology. having brachia or armlike appendages, as a crinoid. –v.i. to move by swinging… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bra|chi|a|tion — «BRAY kee AY shuhn, BRAK ee », noun. a movement through a tree, or from tree to tree, by swinging from branch to branch with the arms, as the gibbons and other arboreal monkeys do …   Useful english dictionary

  • bra|chi|a|tor — «BRAY kee AY tuhr, BRAK ee », noun. an animal that moves by brachiation …   Useful english dictionary

  • fa|ci|o|bra|chi|al — «FAY shee oh BRAY kee uhl», adjective. having to do with both the face and the arm. ╂[< Latin faciēs face + English brachial] …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|ter|bra|chi|al — «IHN tuhr BRAY kee uhl, BRAK ee », adjective. Zoology. between the brachia or arms, as of a starfish …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Chi (Chobits) — Chi Chobits character Chi, as seen in the anime First appearance Manga: Chobits Volume One Anime: Chii Awakens …   Wikipedia