lymphoid

adjective
lym·​phoid | \ ˈlim-ˌfȯid How to pronounce lymphoid (audio) \

Definition of lymphoid

1 : of, relating to, or being tissue (as of the lymph nodes or thymus) containing lymphocytes
2 : of, relating to, or resembling lymph

Examples of lymphoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those cells prefer to hang out in lymphoid tissues and organs like the spleen, where your body kills viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms that cause disease. Mallory Creveling, Health.com, "Does Exercise Boost Immunity? What to Know About Working Out Right Now, According to Experts," 16 Apr. 2020 Dria needs specialized care as she was born without a thymus, a primary lymphoid organ that generates mature T lymphocytes. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Family stays by side of 4-year-old awaiting transplants," 12 June 2018 Dria needs specialized care as she was born without a thymus, a primary lymphoid organ that generates mature T lymphocytes. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Family stays by side of 4-year-old awaiting transplants," 12 June 2018 Both areas are made of the same lymphoid tissue at particular risk for HPV infection, and are part of what specialists call Waldeyer’s Ring. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Why doctors say kids need HPV vaccinations," 2 Apr. 2017 It could be related to allergies or structural abnormalities such as nasal polyps or enlarged adenoids, which are lymphoid tissues behind the nose. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "How to fix common sleep problems," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of lymphoid

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lymphoid was in 1867

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“Lymphoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphoid. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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lymphoid

adjective
lym·​phoid | \ ˈlim-ˌfȯid How to pronounce lymphoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of lymphoid

1 : of, relating to, or being tissue (as the lymph nodes or thymus) containing lymphocytes
2 : of, relating to, or resembling lymph

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