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.right thoracic duct

Nearby words

  1. right hepatic duct,
  2. right honourable,
  3. right in the head,
  4. right inferior pulmonary vein,
  5. right lobe of liver,
  6. right of asylum,
  7. right of search,
  8. right of way,
  9. right off,
  10. right off the bat


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