- any of the glandlike masses of tissue in the lymphatic vessels containing cells that become lymphocytes.
Origin of lymph node
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called lymph gland.
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- 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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- Any of the small, oval or round bodies, located along the lymphatic vessels, that supply lymphocytes to the bloodstream and remove bacteria and foreign particles from the lymph.lymph gland lymphoglandula lymphonodus
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- A bean-shaped mass of tissue found at intervals along the vessels of the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes filter foreign substances from the blood.
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