What does the word subclavian mean?

Usage examples for subclavian

  1. The subclavian artery, with its vein to the median side and the cords of the brachial plexus to the lateral side, passes under the middle of the clavicle, and may be compressed against the first rib immediately above this bone. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. The pus may also reach the axilla by spread of the infection along the subclavian vessels. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson

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