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sentinel node

noun

Medical Definition of sentinel node

  1. :  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>



Variants of sentinel node

or sentinel lymph node

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