lymph node

noun
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

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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LYMPH NODE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of lymph node for English Language Learners

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


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lymph node

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Definition of lymph node for Students

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

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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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