Definition of innominate artery in English:

innominate artery

Pronunciation /iˈnämənət ˈärdərē/ /ɪˈnɑmənət ˈɑrdəri/


  • A large artery which branches from the aortic arch and divides into the right common carotid and right subclavian arteries.

    ‘Insure blood flow to the lungs by placing a shunt between the innominate artery and the pulmonary artery.’
    • ‘In 1 specimen, on the right, the arterial twig to the esophagus and trachea arose as a branch of the innominate artery, while in another specimen, also on the right side, this vessel arose as a direct branch of the common carotid artery.’
    • ‘Other predisposing factors include the presence of an anomalous innominate artery, infection, and the use of steroids.’
    • ‘A common carotid artery may be absent, the external and internal carotids arising directly from the arch of the aorta or from the termination of innominate artery.’
    • ‘Esophagoscopy and laryngoscopy was performed one day after the Upper GI and demonstrated compression of the anterior wall of the trachea by a pulsating vessel, felt to be innominate artery.’