Thoracic duct and lacteals

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“The lacteals conduct the chyle from the intestines into numerous glands nearby, called the mesenteries, from which a fewer number of lacteals lead the chyle into one large tube in front of the spinal column, called the thoracic duct.” —Brown, 1884


Eli F. Brown The Eclectic Physiology (New York: Van Antwep, Bragg, and Co., 1884) 60


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