lymphatic tissue


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lymphatic tissue

n
(Anatomy) tissue, such as the lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, and thymus, that produces lymphocytes. Also called: lymphoid tissue
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Noun1.lymphatic tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic systemlymphatic tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
faucial tonsil, palatine tonsil, tonsil, tonsilla - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
spleen, lien - a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
lymphatic system, systema lymphaticum - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
lymph gland, lymph node, node - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis - a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
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