submental lymph nodes

(redirected from nodi lymphoidei submentales)

sub·men·tal lymph nodes

[TA]
small nodes that lie superficial to the mylohyoid muscle; they receive afferents from the lower lip, chin, and the tip of the tongue, and send efferents to the deep lateral cervical nodes; these nodes are part of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes that initially receives drainage from the head.
Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei submentales [TA]

sub·men·tal lymph nodes

(sŭb-mentăl limf nōdz) [TA]
The group of lymph nodes located beneath the chin.
See also: lymph nodes
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