Definition of Peyer's patch
1. Noun. Any of several lymph nodes in the walls of the intestines near the junction of the ileum and colon.
Medical Definition of Peyer's patch
1. One of the lymphatic nodule aggregates existing in the intestines. (09 Oct 1997)
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Literary usage of Peyer's patch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1886)
"Among adults there was superficial purple effusion into the lowest Peyer-s patch in one case of diarrhoea and numerous similar blotches into the mucous ..."
2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1898)
"Sometimes, however, the mucous membrane over a Peyer s patch is fairly well preserved when necrosis in the submucosa is already well advanced. ..."
3. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"There is a large Peyer-s patch quite close to the termination of the small gut. The non-constancy of the presence of the diminutive ..."