thoracic duct


nounAnatomy.
  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 of thoracic duct

1
First recorded in 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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