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lym·phat·ic duct(lim-fat'ik dŭkt)
One of the two large lymph channels, right lymphatic duct or thoracic duct
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Either of two main ducts conveying lymph to the bloodstream: the left lymphatic (thoracic) and the right lymphatic duct, which drains lymph from the right side of the body above the diaphragm. It discharges into the right subclavian vein. It is smaller than the left lymphatic duct.See: thoracic duct; illustration
See also: duct
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