tissue, such as the lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, and thymus, that produces lymphocytes Also called lymphoid tissue
lymphatic tissue n.
Tissue consisting of a network of reticular fibers and cells, the meshes of which are occupied by lymphocytes. Also called adenoid tissue, lymphoid tissue.
noun 1. Anatomy, Zoology. the system by which lymph is returned from the cells to the blood and by which white blood cells are produced in response to inflammation or presence of antigens; in mammals, the system includes the lymph glands, vessels and sinuses through which lymph is carried, and lymphoid tissues, as bone marrow […]
- Lymphatic vessel
lymphatic vessel n. Any of the vascular channels that transport lymph throughout the lymphatic system and freely anastomose with one another. Also called absorbent vessel.
lymphatitis lym·pha·ti·tis (lĭm’fə-tī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes.
[lim-fuh-tol-uh-sis] /ˌlɪm fəˈtɒl ə sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. destruction of vessels or of lymphoid tissue. lymphatolysis lym·pha·tol·y·sis (lĭm’fə-tŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. The destruction or dissolution of the lymphatic vessels or the lymphoid tissue. lym’pha·to·lyt’ic (-tə-lĭt’ĭk) adj.
- Lymph capillary
lymph capillary n. One of the minute vessels of the lymphatic system.