thymic

adjective

thy·​mic ˈthī-mik How to pronounce thymic (audio)
: of or relating to the thymus

Examples of thymic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both work by inhibiting the thymic stromal lymphopoietin, or TSLP, which is over-expressed by people with asthma and causes airway inflammation. Allison Deangelis, STAT, 24 Oct. 2023 Complete amino acid sequence of bovine thymosin beta-4: a thymic hormone that induces terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase activity in thymocyte populations. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 While still in office and serving as chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in 2019, Cummings died of complications from a rare form of cancer called thymic carcinoma. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 17 Jan. 2023 His team found that by injecting obese mice with a signaling protein called thymic stromal lymphopoietin, or TSLP, the rodents released fat through their skin. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 4 Apr. 2022 In fall 2013, she was diagnosed with thymic carcinoma, a rare, aggressive cancer. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, 16 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thymic was circa 1656

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“Thymic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thymic. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

thymic

adjective
thy·​mic ˈthī-mik How to pronounce thymic (audio)
: of or relating to the thymus
a thymic tumor
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