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bronchomediastinal (lymphatic) trunk


Definition: a lymphatic vessel arising from the union of the efferent lymphatics from the tracheobronchial and mediastinal nodes on either side. On the left side, it may be largely replaced by direct drainage into the thoracic duct.

Synonym(s): truncus (lymphaticus) bronchiomediastinalisTA

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