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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