Definition of lymph node in English:

lymph node


  • Each of a number of small swellings in the lymphatic system where lymph is filtered and lymphocytes are formed.

    • ‘No suspicious masses or lesions were identified in the lymph node or omental specimens.’
    • ‘The lymph node and bone marrow biopsy specimens were tested by paraffin section immunohistochemistry.’
    • ‘He was rushed to Balboa, where doctors began extensive tests, including a lymph node and bone marrow biopsy.’
    • ‘A contiguous lymph node and a portion of jugular vein occluded by tumor thrombus were also resected.’
    • ‘For example, a swollen lymph node in the groin may occur with an infection in the foot or leg.’


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