sentinel node

noun

variants or sentinel lymph node
: the first lymph node to receive lymphatic drainage from the site of a primary tumor
studies concluded that sentinel node biopsy can predict whether axillary node metastasis is presentLecia M. Apantaku
the use of sentinel nodes for pathologic staging of bladder cancerAnne Scheck

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“Sentinel node.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sentinel%20node. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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