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

Examples of lymph node in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cancer is in a lymph node and was discovered during a self-care check, according to the Washington Football Team. Allen Kim, CNN, "Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera rings the bell after completing his last round of cancer treatments," 26 Oct. 2020 Rivera announced in August that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in a lymph node and would continue coaching while receiving treatment. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, "Washington Football Team's Ron Rivera completes final cancer treatment," 26 Oct. 2020 The Washington Football Team announced in August that Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma located in a lymph node. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera finishes cancer treatment," 26 Oct. 2020 The first sign of lymphoma is often a swollen lymph node in the armpit, groin, or neck, MedlinePlus says. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Jeff Bridges Announced He’s Been Diagnosed With Lymphoma," 20 Oct. 2020 Researchers concluded that 24 out of 46 participants had local inflammation, fever, rashes and lymph node swelling, but did not find any severe or long-term effects. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: MTHFR gene is not linked to physical indicators or vaccine response," 19 Apr. 2018 The team says the cancer is in a lymph node and was detected from a self-care check. Jill Martin, CNN, "NFL head coach Ron Rivera diagnosed with squamous cell cancer," 21 Aug. 2020 The team said in a statement Rivera has a diagnosis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a lymph node in his neck. oregonlive, "Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera reveals he has cancer," 21 Aug. 2020 It is believed to improve circulation and promote lymph node drainage to relieve tension and even chronic pain. Jennifer Blair, chicagotribune.com, "The best gua sha scraping massage tool of 2020," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of lymph node

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Lymph node.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymph%20node. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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

noun

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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