lymph gland

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Recent Examples on the Web The inflamed lymph gland was widely known as a bubo, giving rise to the term bubonic plague. National Geographic, "Indeed, historians have argued that the Black Death paved the way for a new wave of opportunity, creativity, and wealth from which would flourish the art, culture, and ideas of the Renaissance, and the beginnings of a recognizably modern Europe.," 23 Apr. 2020 Symptoms of plague include fever, extreme exhaustion, headache, chills, vomiting, and swollen lymph glands, among other signs. Fox News, "Plague kills off Colorado prairie dog colony, state officials say," 16 Aug. 2019 But in the most common form of the disease — ulceroglandular tularemia — signs in humans typically include fever, chills, exhaustion, a skin ulcer at the infection site and swollen and painful lymph glands. Fox News, "Alaska officials warn hares could spread deadly disease to people, pets," 8 June 2019 This organ, basically a very large lymph gland, is on the upper left side of the abdomen and is mostly hidden by rib and bowels. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "The Patient Was a Veterinarian. Could His Illness Be Related to Animals?," 14 Dec. 2017

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circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Lymph gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymph%20gland. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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lymph gland

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