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arch of thoracic duct


Definition: terminal portion of thoracic duct that turns abruptly to the left, usually at the C7 vertebral level, to enter the superolateral aspect of the junction of the left subclavian and internal jugular veins.

Synonym(s): arcus ductus thoraciciTA

See Also: thoracic duct

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