These are the thymus and thyroid glands, apparently vestigial structures.
Concentric corpuscles, like those of the thymus, have been recorded in it.
This occurs in Geranium pratense, thymus serpyllum, Arum maculatum, and many others.
The thymus and thyroid glands and the pancreas are included under the term sweetbreads.
Little is known as to the functions of the thymus, but it is believed to have an important relation to growth.
The thymus gland, which lies near the heart and is often called the heart sweetbread, is the best one.
thymus serpyllum, and Gray says it's not native, but adventitious from Europe.
He recognized the opening of the common biliary duct, and was the first to give a good description of the thymus gland.
Sweetbread, which is thymus gland of the calf, is a delicate and agreeable article of diet, particularly for invalids.
From the fresh flowering herb of thymus serpyllum, the lemon or wild thyme of our hills and pastures.
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.