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submental lymph nodes


Definition: small nodes that lie superficial to the mylohyoid muscle; they receive afferents from the lower lip, chin, and the tip of the tongue, and send efferents to the deep lateral cervical nodes; these nodes are part of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes that initially receives drainage from the head.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei submentalesTA

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