Efferent lymphatic vessel

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Lymph: Efferent lymphatic vessel
Illu lymph node structure.png
Structure of the lymph node.
Latin vasa efferentia lymphoglandulae
Gray's subject #175 689
Dorlands/Elsevier v_03/12845816

The efferent lymphatic vessel commences from the lymph sinuses of the medullary portion of the lymph nodes.

Efferent lymphatic vessels are also found in the thymus and spleen. This is in contrast to afferent lymphatic vessels, which are only found in lymph nodes.

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