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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Sometimes, the surgeon is removing your nipples and lymph nodes as well. Sara Altschule, SELF, "8 Things Not to Say to Someone After a Mastectomy," 3 Dec. 2018 Even before debuting on the show in 2006, Brown had one ovary and several lymph nodes removed due to cancer. Jack Wisniewski, Fox News, "8 reality TV tragedies," 31 Aug. 2018 Without treatment, children with ALPS suffer from swollen and painful lymph nodes and spleen, uncontrolled bleeding and increased infections. Aimee Swartz, Washington Post, "Viagra and many other drugs were discovered by chance. Now science is hoping to change that.," 13 May 2018 Patients typically develop fever, headache, chills, weakness and painful swelling in the lymph nodes. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Idaho child recovering from plague," 13 June 2018 And those who hunt in areas where the disease is known to occur should bone out their meat and not consume the brain, spine or lymph nodes, experts said. Jim Robbins, New York Times, "States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer," 8 Jan. 2018 Rollie’s radical mastectomy at age 37 included removal of her mostly malignant lymph nodes and the beginning of almost three years of struggle. Ruth O. Selig, Washington Post, "Years ago when my twin got breast cancer I took drastic action and am grateful I did," 28 May 2018 The hormone users were also more likely to have aggressive cancers that had spread to their lymph nodes than their placebo-taking counterparts. Christina Boufis, Woman's Day, "Health + Fitness," 22 Oct. 2010 Nevertheless, the bubonic plague, which is characterized by buboes, or swollen lymph nodes in people, is the most common form, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "Idaho Boy Recovering From Plague," 14 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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