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right lymphatic duct

right lymphatic duct in Medicine

right lymphatic duct n.
One of the two terminal lymphatic vessels, formed by the union of the right jugular lymphatic vessel and vessels from the lymph nodes of the right upper extremity, thoracic wall, and both lungs; lying on the right side of the root of the neck and emptying into the right brachiocephalic vein. Also called right thoracic duct.

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