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thoracic duct

noun, Anatomy
1.
the main trunk of the lymphatic system, passing along the spinal column in the thoracic cavity, and conveying a large amount of lymph and chyle into the venous circulation.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for thoracic duct

thoracic duct

noun
1.
the major duct of the lymphatic system, beginning below the diaphragm and ascending in front of the spinal column to the base of the neck
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thoracic duct in Medicine

thoracic duct n.
The largest lymph vessel in the body, which collects lymph from the left side of the body above the diaphragm and from all parts below the diaphragm. Also called left lymphatic duct.

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