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Lymph Node


lymph node

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. Also called lymph gland.

Last updated: 2014-05-21

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (