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bursa of Fa·bri·ci·us(fə-brĭsh′ē-əs, -brĭsh′əs)
A lymphoid gland in birds that is connected to the cloaca and is the site of B cell maturation.
[After Hieronymus Fabricius (1537-1619), Italian anatomist.]
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bur′sa of Fa•bri′ci•us(fəˈbrɪʃ i əs, -ˈbrɪʃ əs)
a lymphoid gland of the cloaca in immature birds.
[after Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente (1537–1619), Italian anatomist, who discovered it]
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