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retropharyngeal lymph nodes

 

Definition: the three groups of lymph nodes (one median and two lateral) located between the pharynx and the prevertebral layer of cervical fascia; they receive lymph from the nasopharynx, the auditory tube, and the atlantooccipital and atlantoaxial joints.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei retropharyngealesTA

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