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noun
any of the glandlike masses of tissue in the lymphatic vessels containing cells that become lymphocytes.
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Also called lymph gland .

Origin of lymph node

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for lymph node

lymph node

noun
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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Scientific definitions for lymph node

lymph node

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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