lymph node

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lymph node

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

lymph node

[′limf ‚nōd]
(anatomy)
An aggregation of lymphoid tissue surrounded by a fibrous capsule; found along the course of lymphatic vessels. Also known as lymph gland.
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Sarah had surgery to remove the cancerous lump and lymphatic glands in her right arm on June 8, 2000.
The disease was already growing in the abdominal glands, the lungs and in the lymphatic glands at the root of the lungs - and he had two brain tumours.
The most obvious symptom is swelling of the lymphatic glands nearest the point of the infected bite or skin lesion into large, hard and painful tumors called buboes.