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lymph node

n.
Any of the small bodies located along the vessels of the lymphatic system (in humans notably in the neck, armpits, and groin) that filter bacteria and foreign particles from lymph fluid. During infection, lymph nodes may become swollen with activated lymphocytes. Also called lymph gland.
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lymph node

n
(Anatomy) any of numerous bean-shaped masses of tissue, situated along the course of lymphatic vessels, that help to protect against infection by killing bacteria and neutralizing toxins and are the source of lymphocytes
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lymph′ node`


n.
any of the glandlike masses of tissue in the lymph vessels containing cells that become lymphocytes.
Also called lymph′ gland`.
[1890–95]
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lymph node

A bean-shaped mass of tissue found along the vessels of the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes act to filter foreign substances from the blood.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lymph node - the source of lymph and lymphocyteslymph node - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
axillary node - any of the lymph glands of the armpit; fights infections in the neck and chest and arm regions
Peter's gland, Peyer's patch - any of several lymph nodes in the walls of the intestines near the junction of the ileum and colon
immune system - a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
bubo - a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
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Translations
lymfatická uzlina
LymphknotenLymphsystem
imusolmukelymphonodi
ganglion lymphatiquenœud lymphatique

lymph node

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