lymphoid

adjective

lym·​phoid ˈlim-ˌfȯid How to pronounce lymphoid (audio)
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, 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, 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, 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, 26 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lymphoid was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Lymphoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphoid. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

lymphoid

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