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axillary lymph nodes


Definition: numerous nodes around the axillary veins that receive the lymphatic drainage from the upper limb, scapular region,and pectoral region (including mammary gland); they drain into the subclavian trunk.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei axillaresTA, axillary glands

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