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Chapter 7.9

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cisterna chyli
an enlarged pouchlie structure at the start of the thoracic duct that serves as a stroage area for purified lymph before this lymph returns to the bloodstream
lacteal
specialized lymphatic capillary that picks up digested fats or lipids in the small intestine and transports them to the thoracic duct
lymph
fluid formed in body tissues and circulated in the lymphatic vessels
lymph nodes
a round body of lymph tissue that filters lymph
lymphatic capillaries
small, open-ended lymph vessels act like drainpipes
lymphatic system
consists of lymph, lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and lymphatic tissue. It works in conjection with the circulatory system to remove wastes and excess fluids from the tissue
lymphatic vessels
located throughout the body in almost all of the tissues that have blood vessels
right lymphatic duct
the short tube that recievews all the purified lymph
spleen
ductless gland below the diaphragm and in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen; serves to form, store, and filter blood