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Fig. 217. Diagrams showing three stages in the development of the thoracic duct in the cat embryo

In which the jugular lymph sac has established two permanent venous connections (8 and 9). Huntington.

  1. Anterior cardinal vein
  2. duct of Cuvier
  3. posterior cardinal vein
  4. external jugularcephalic vein
  5. subclavian vein
  6. jugular lymph sac
  7. thoracic duct 'approach' of lymph sac
  8. common jugular opening of lymph sac
  9. jugulo-subclavian opening of lymph sac
  10. rudiments of thoracic duct
  11. thoracic duct

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