submandibular lymph nodes
Definition: four or five nodes that lie in relationship to the mandible and the submandibular gland; they receive vessels from the face below the eye and from the tongue and drain into the superior deep cervical nodes, particularly the jugulodigastric node; these nodes are part of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes that initially receive drainage from the head.
Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei submandibularesTA
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