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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The two papers came from the same trio of researchers in Florida, who were reporting two different studies of their experience using a commercial device to help surgeons find and remove suspicious lymph nodes. Adam Marcus, BostonGlobe.com, "When a journal withdraws the wrong paper," 18 May 2018 The majority of the more than 260,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. each year are picked up at the early stages, as Lacetti’s was, and half have not yet spread to the lymph nodes. Alice Park, Time, "More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here’s Why," 7 June 2018 Phillips, 31, has widely metastatic cancer in his colon, liver, pancreas, lungs, and lymph nodes. Yvonne Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "At Department of Correction, a death of compassion," 28 June 2018 Bubonic plague accounts for about 80 percent of plague cases in humans, and symptoms include fever, headache, chills, weakness or swollen lymph nodes. Anna Gunther, CBS News, "Idaho boy recovering from rare case of plague," 13 June 2018 Miller, who has followed Kelly's progress like all his other fans — on social and in traditional media — described what likely took place in Kelly's surgery: Part of the upper jaw was removed and lymph nodes were taken out of the neck. Patti Singer, USA TODAY, "Jim Kelly's next goal in cancer recovery could be eating," 11 Apr. 2018 Lymphoma treatment, for instance, often requires a wider radius around lymph nodes because of the way the cancer grows and spreads, Dritschilo said. Bonnie Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Hospitals use protons to fight cancer," 14 Mar. 2018 Human symptoms of plague usually appear within two to six days of contact and include fever, chills, headaches and often a swelling of lymph nodes under the armpit, the CDHD said. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "First human case of plague in Idaho since 1992 confirmed in Elmore County child," 12 June 2018 Oncotype DX is only for women with early breast cancer that is driven by hormones, has not spread to any lymph nodes, and doesn’t overproduce the Her2 protein, a marker of aggressive tumors. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "What the latest news on breast cancer, chemo and genomic testing could mean for you," 5 June 2018

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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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