lymph node

noun

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

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Epithelial ovarian cancer sometimes spreads to the omentum, a layer of fatty tissue that covers the abdominal contents, so that is also usually removed for staging purposes, as are some lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen, the ACS says. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Are My Options for Ovarian Cancer Treatment?," 13 Dec. 2018 Then the motile dendritic cells circulate through the body and spread the prion via TNTs to the spleen and lymph nodes (which are immune system organs) and peripheral nerves. Quanta Magazine, "Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks," 23 Apr. 2018 Fajgenbaum was battling Castleman disease, a rare autoimmune disorder involving an overgrowth of cells in the body's lymph nodes. Ryan Prior, CNN, "This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions," 14 Sep. 2019 Testing showed no spread of cancer to Dennis’ blood or sentinel lymph nodes, a first stop for cancer that spreads outside the breast. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Patient with terminal cancer sues University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center over her care," 28 Aug. 2019 Over the course of two recent days, Dahle treated patients with hyperthyroidism, migraines, diabetes, swollen lymph nodes, chronic ear infections, knee pain and constant nausea, and performed a skin biopsy to test for cancer. Elizabeth Aguilera, The Mercury News, "Paging more doctors: California’s worsening physician shortage," 20 Aug. 2019 Stage 1a or 2a, because the cancer was above the diaphragm and limited to one or two lymph nodes. Alyson Pomerantz, Longreads, "Anaphylaxis of the Mind," 3 Sep. 2019 The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. CBS News, "Eddie Money announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer," 24 Aug. 2019 Despite several rounds of treatment, her cancer has spread to her lymph nodes and doctors have suspended treatment. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Friendly Visitor’ program matches volunteers with seniors for lasting friendships," 19 Aug. 2019

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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lymph node

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lymph node

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

lymph node

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Kids Definition of lymph node

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

lymph node

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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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