Definition of Cisterna chyli

1. Noun. (anatomy) A dilated sac at the lower end of the thoracic duct into which lymph from the intestinal trunk and two lumbar lymphatic trunks flows ¹



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Medical Definition of Cisterna chyli

1. A dilated sac at the lower end of the thoracic duct into which the intestinal trunk and two lumbar lymphatic trunks open; it occurs inconstantly and when present is located posterior to the aorta on the anterior aspect of the bodies of the first and second lumbar vertebrae. Synonym: ampulla chyli, chyle cistern, chylocyst, Pecquet's cistern, Pecquet's reservoir, receptaculum chyli, receptaculum pecqueti. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cisterna Chyli

cistacticity
cisted
cistern
cistern of chiasm
cistern of cytoplasmic reticulum
cistern of great cerebral vein
cistern of great vein of cerebrum
cistern of lateral fossa of cerebrum
cistern of nuclear envelope
cisterna
cisterna ambiens
cisterna basalis
cisterna caryothecae
cisterna cerebellomedullaris
cisterna chiasmatis
cisterna chyli (current term)
cisterna cruralis
cisterna fossae lateralis cerebri
cisterna interpeduncularis
cisterna magna
cisterna perilymphatica
cisterna pontis
cisterna superioris
cisterna venae magnae cerebri
cisternae
cisternae subarachnoideales
cisternal
cisternal maturation model
cisternal puncture
cisternography

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