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Medical Term:

occipital lymph nodes

Definition

one or two small nodes along the occipital vessels close to the trapezius muscle that receive afferents from the posterior scalp and drain into the superior deep lateral cervical nodes; these are the most posterior nodes of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes of the head and neck, which receive drainage from the head.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei occipitalesTA

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