lymph follicle or lymphatic follicle
Any of the spherical masses of lymphoid cells frequently having a more lightly staining center. Also called lymph nodule.
noun 1. any of the glandlike masses of tissue in the lymphatic vessels containing cells that become lymphocytes. noun 1. any of numerous bean-shaped masses of tissue, situated along the course of lymphatic vessels, that help to protect against infection by killing bacteria and neutralizing toxins and are the source of lymphocytes lymph node n. […]
- Lymph node permeability factor
lymph node permeability factor n. Abbr. LNPF A substance released by stimulated or damaged lymphocytes that increases capillary permeability and the accumulation of mononuclear cells.
- Lymph nodule
lymph nodule n. See lymph follicle.
1. a combining form representing lymph, in compound words: lymphocyte. combining form 1. indicating lymph or the lymphatic system: lymphogranuloma lympho- or lymph- pref. Lymphatic system; lymph: lymphocyte.