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lymph node

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noun
  1. any of the glandlike masses of tissue in the lymphatic vessels containing cells that become lymphocytes.
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Origin of lymph node

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called lymph gland.
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British Dictionary definitions for lymph gland

lymph gland

noun
  1. a former name for lymph node
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lymph node

noun
  1. any of numerous bean-shaped masses of tissue, situated along the course of lymphatic vessels, that help to protect against infection by killing bacteria and neutralizing toxins and are the source of lymphocytes
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lymph gland in Medicine

lymph gland

n.
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lymph gland in Science

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