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

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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

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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