occipital lymph nodes
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oc·cip·i·tal lymph nodes[TA]
one or two small nodes along the occipital vessels close to the trapezius muscle that receive afferents from the posterior scalp and drain into the superior deep lateral cervical nodes; these are the most posterior nodes of the pericervical collar of lymph nodes of the head and neck, which receive drainage from the head.
Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei occipitales [TA]
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oc·cip·i·tal lymph nodes(ok-sipi-tăl limf nōdz) [TA]
Lymphoid tissue located ner the occipital bone.
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