A major lymphatic vessel that drains lymph from the lower body, left appendage, and left thorax into the junction of the left jugular and subclavian veins. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoracic_duct ]

Synonyms: trunk of thoracic duct tree

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Term information


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external definition

The thoracic duct is the first perfused lymphatic, located between the dorsal aorta and posterior cardinal vein.

Lymphatic trunk that connects all tributaries of the thoracic duct tree to the trunk of the left brachiocephalic vein.

has related synonym

ductus thoracicus