The bone marrow of the dead soldiers was depleted dramatically, and their lymph nodes had shriveled away.
The tumor in his colon had spread to four of his lymph nodes and penetrated the bowel wall.
lymph node n.
Any of the small, oval or round bodies, located along the lymphatic vessels, that supply lymphocytes to the bloodstream and remove bacteria and foreign particles from the lymph. Also called lymph gland, lymphoglandula, lymphonodus.
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A bean-shaped mass of tissue found at intervals along the vessels of the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes filter foreign substances from the blood.