lymph gland

lymph gland
lymph node UK / US or lymph gland UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "lymph node":
singular lymph node plural lymph nodes
Word forms "lymph gland":
singular lymph gland plural lymph glands medical
one of several small organs in your body that help to remove harmful bacteria from your blood

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • lymph gland — noun Date: circa 1858 lymph node …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lymph gland — noun (C) a lymph node …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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