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lymph node

noun

medical : any one of many rounded masses of tissue in the body through which lymph passes to be filtered and cleaned

Full Definition of LYMPH NODE

:  any of the rounded masses of lymphoid tissue that are surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue, are distributed along the lymphatic vessels, and contain numerous lymphocytes which filter the flow of lymph passing through the node

First Known Use of LYMPH NODE

1892
LYMPH NODE Defined for Kids

lymph node

noun

Definition of LYMPH NODE for Kids

:  one of the small rounded bits of tissue in the body through which lymph passes to be filtered
Medical Dictionary

lymph node

noun

Medical Definition of LYMPH NODE

:  any of the rounded masses of lymphoid tissue that are surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue, are distributed along the lymphatic vessels, and contain numerous lymphocytes which filter the flow of lymph passing through the node—called also lymph gland

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