Sweetbread, which is thymus gland of the calf, is a delicate and agreeable article of diet, particularly for invalids.
The thymus gland, which lies near the heart and is often called the heart sweetbread, is the best one.
The thymus gland attains a considerable development in the embryo and shrinks away to the merest vestige in the adult.
He recognized the opening of the common biliary duct, and was the first to give a good description of the thymus gland.
Of the four basic components on the right, thymine occurs in the nucleic acid from the thymus gland.
Within the thoracic cavity anterior to the heart note a mass of pinkish tissue, the thymus gland.
After respiration they expand and occupy the whole thorax, and closely surround the heart and thymus gland.
It is nearly always accompanied by a distinct hypertrophy of the thymus gland.
gland near the base of the neck, 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek thymos "a warty excrescence," used of the gland by Galen, literally "thyme," probably so called because of a fancied resemblance to a bunch of thyme (see thyme).
thymus thy·mus (thī'məs)
n. pl. thy·mus·es
A lymphoid organ that is located in the superior mediastinum and lower part of the neck and is necessary in early life for the normal development of immunological function.
The thymus of a calf or lamb.
An organ of the lymphatic system located behind the upper sternum (breastbone). T cells (T lymphocytes) develop and mature in the thymus before entering the circulation. In humans, the thymus stops growing in early childhood and gradually shrinks in size through adulthood, resulting in a gradual decline in immune system function.