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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The 68-year-old, who was not named in the case report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, had complained of a weeklong fever and the gradual painful swelling of lymph nodes. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Man's painful bacterial infection linked to pet cat," 12 Sep. 2018 Weitzel's cancer was classified as Stage 1E — it had been found early and not in a lymph node and is dubbed extranodal. Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, "Doctors told this 20-year-old his back pain wasn’t serious. Then he couldn’t walk.," 6 Mar. 2018 Her husband, Army veteran Kevin Burkholder, said the family was told Jennifer’s cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Teen chooses homeschooling to help paralyzed mom diagnosed with 2 cancers," 27 Aug. 2018 And the news is all good: No cancer in the lymph nodes, and apparently no need for the radiation treatments that are often a second step after this procedure. Jennifer Williams, Fox News, "The Daily Spike: The power of a dog during recovery," 1 June 2018 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

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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

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

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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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