cisterna chyli

noun
cisterna chy·​li | \ -ˈkī-ˌlī How to pronounce cisterna chyli (audio) \
plural cisternae chyli

Medical Definition of cisterna 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cisterna%20chyli. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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