jugular trunk

noun

Medical Definition of jugular trunk

: either of two major lymph vessels that drain the head and neck:
a : one on the right that empties into the right lymphatic duct or into the right subclavian vein where it joins the right internal jugular vein
b : one on the left that empties into the thoracic trunk

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“Jugular trunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/jugular%20trunk. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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