Lymph node

What is Lymph node?

Lymph node meaning A rounded mass of lymphatic tissue that is surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue. Lymph nodes filter lymph (lymphatic fluid), and they store lymphocytes (white blood cells). They are located along lymphatic vessels. For additional information, see http://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/lymphatic/components/nodes.html

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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