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jugular lymphatic trunk

 

Definition: a bilateral lymphatic vessel, conveying the lymph from the head and neck; its right side empties into the right lymphatic duct, its left into the thoracic duct.

Synonym(s): truncus (lymphaticus) jugularisTA, jugular duct

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