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lymph node

any of the glandlike masses of tissue in the lymphatic vessels containing cells that become lymphocytes.
Also called lymph gland.
Origin of lymph node
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lymph node
  • The alien had colonized a bit of my lung as well as quite a bit of my lymph node.
  • Hiv is frequently detected using lymph node extracts and can be found in tissues readily when virtually undetectable in blood.
  • The cancer is currently contained in his right lymph node and on the back of his tongue.
  • The size of a lymph node varies generally from that of a pinhead to a bean.
  • Sometimes a lymph node, polyp, or tumor can trigger the problem.
British Dictionary definitions for lymph node

lymph node

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 in Medicine

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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lymph node in Science
lymph node  
A bean-shaped mass of tissue found at intervals along the vessels of the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes filter foreign substances from the blood.
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