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.
The organisms are carried to the lymph nodes, which, acting as filters, retain them and for a time prevent a further extension.
The lymphatics that drain the lungs carry along these dust particles and they lodge in lymph nodes at the base of the neck.
One more function of the lymph nodes must be mentioned; this is their property in preventing the spread of cancer cells.
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.
|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.