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 surgeon may also remove the lymph nodes that drain the tumor, known as a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Jenny Mccoy, Health.com, 10 Feb. 2022 The researchers searched the lymph node samples for evidence of SARS-CoV-2 genetic material (i.e., RNA) using RT-PCR. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 That was the day that Dr. Montagnier (pronounced mon-tan-YAY), who directed the Viral Oncology Unit at the Pasteur Institute, received a piece of lymph node that had been removed from a 33-year-old man with AIDS. New York Times, 10 Feb. 2022 Heslin opted to have surgery to remove the cancerous lesion and a nearby lymph node. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 27 Jan. 2022 Non-specific symptoms, such as fever and lymph node swelling, can occur because of lupus, but fail to signal the disease to doctors in the absence of other telltale signs. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 21 Jan. 2022 The most significant risk difference for vaccinated folks was lymph node enlargement, which scientists expected. Tim O'donnell, The Week, 25 Aug. 2021 In addition to its job in clearing out old red blood cells, the spleen acts as a kind of master lymph node, where the cells of the immune system interact with each other, improving the body’s ability to fight off infection. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 30 Dec. 2021 Illness typically begins with flu-like symptoms and lymph node swelling and progresses to a rash on the face and body. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2012 See More

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First Known Use of lymph node

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lymph node was in 1892

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20 Apr 2022

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“Lymph node.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymph%20node. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for lymph node

lymph node

noun

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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