cisterna chyli


cisterna chy·​li -ˈkī-ˌlī How to pronounce cisterna chyli (audio)
plural cisternae chyli
: a dilated lymph channel usually opposite the first and second lumbar vertebrae and marking the beginning of the thoracic duct

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“Cisterna chyli.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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