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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

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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