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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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SUMMARY: The investigation studies on the sentinel node in cancers of the feminine genital apparatus return indispensable systematizing the pelvic lymphatic nodes as well as the use of a unique nomenclature.
The systematization of the lymphatic nodes chains is the base to assign a correct denomination to the sentinel node in the cancer of uterine cervix.