Definition of Lymph gland

1. Noun. The source of lymph and lymphocytes.

Definition of Lymph gland

1. Noun. (informal) An alternative name for a lymph node. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lymph gland

1. Small bean-shaped organ made up of a loose meshwork of reticular tissue in which are enmeshed large numbers of lymphocytes, macrophages and accessory cells located along the lymphatic system. Recirculating lymphocytes leave the blood through the specialised high endothelial venules of the lymph node and pass through the node before being returned to the blood through the lymphatic system. Because the lymph nodes act as drainage points for tissue fluids, they are also regions in which foreign antigens present in the tissue fluid are most likely to begin to elicit an immune response. Nodes filter out bacteria or cancer cells that may travel through the lymphatic system. Synonym: lymph glands. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymph Gland

lymph cell
lymph circulation
lymph cords
lymph corpuscle
lymph embolism
lymph follicle
lymph gland (current term)
lymph glands
lymph node
lymph node excision
lymph node of azygos arch
lymph node of ligamentum arteriosum
lymph node permeability factor
lymph nodes
lymph nodes of abdominal organs
lymph nodes of elbow
lymph nodule
lymph sacs
lymph sinus
lymph space

Literary usage of Lymph gland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1919)
"Mesenteric lymph gland.—The cortex of the mesenteric lymph gland becomes full of ... Inguinal lymph gland.—The changes observed here are exactly similar to ..."

2. Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by United States Bureau of Animal Industry, Vickers T. Atkinson, William Dickson, William Heyser Harbaugh, James Law, John Robbins Mohler, William Herbert Lowe, A. J. Murray, Leonard Pearson, Brayton Howard Ransom, Milton R. Trumbower, Richard West Hickma (1916)
"Tuberculosis of lymph gland and of omentum (cuul). ... A lymph gland from the region of the thorax behind or above the esophagus, or gullet (posterior, ..."

3. Human Physiology, Statical and Dynamical: Or, The Conditions and Course of by John William Draper (1870)
"Evolution of colls In lymph gland. Fig. 36 illustrates the generation of broods of cells, some being attached and some free. ..."

4. Text-book of Meat Hygiene: With Special Consideration of Antemortem and by Richard Heinrich Edelmann, John Robbins Mohler, Adolph Eichhorn (1919)
"A. Shoulder, upper arm, thoracic wall, and elbow lymph gland. E. Inferior cervical lymph glands. 3. Elbow lymph glands.—They occur only in the horse. ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Section of small lymph gland of rabbit X 100. ... A lymph gland consists of (1) a fibrous envelope ..."

6. The Throat and nose and their diseases by Lennox Browne, Isaac Lennox Browne, Mayo Collier, James Cagney, Vitruvius Harold Wyatt Wingrave (1899)
"... INFECTING lymph gland (J in. Obj.). FIG. CXCV.—EPITHELIOMA SHOWING CELL NESTS (J in. Obj.). The infection of a lymphatic gland by epithelial elements at ..."

7. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Frederic Thomas Lewis, Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"X 60. a, Artery; g, lymph gland; 1, lymphatic vessel; v, vein. through it in a system of ... These general features of a lymph gland are shown in Fig. 196. ..."

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