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.
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How to use thoracic duct in a sentence
From these again fresh lymphatic vessels arise which carry the fluid towards the main lymph-vessel, the thoracic duct.
We will consider first variations in the amount of the thoracic duct lymph.
He found many which on injection gave rise to an increased lymph-flow from the thoracic duct, and arranged them in two classes.
A smaller portion is carried through the thoracic duct and emptied into a vein near the heart.First Book in Physiology and Hygiene | J.H. Kellogg
Subcutaneous rupture of the thoracic duct may result from a crush of the thorax.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for thoracic duct
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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