lymph node

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of lymph node

1892


LYMPH NODE Defined for English Language Learners

lymph node

noun

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


LYMPH NODE Defined for Kids

lymph node

noun

Definition of lymph node for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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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