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Medical Term:

superficial lateral cervical lymph nodes


Definition: 1–4 nodes lying along the external jugular vein; they drain the skin and superficial structures over the region of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and send efferent vessels to the deep lateral cervical lymph nodes.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei cervicales laterales superficialesTA

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