Medical Dictionary

sentinel node

noun

Definition of SENTINEL NODE

:  the first lymph node to receive lymphatic drainage from the site of a primary tumor <studies concluded that sentinel node biopsy can predict whether axillary node metastasis is present—Lecia M. Apantaku> <the use of sentinel nodes for pathologic staging of bladder cancer—Anne Scheck>—called also sentinel lymph node
March 27, 2015
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Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
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