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mastoid lymph nodes


Definition: two or three nodes in the region of the mastoid process; they receive afferent lymphatic vessels from the scalp and auricle and send efferent vessels to the superior deep cervical nodes.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei mastoideiTA, retroauricular lymph nodes

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