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  • n. Plural form of lymph node.


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  • I had always thought that the word boo-boo originated as “bubo”—the infected, swollen lymph nodes that characterized bubonic plague.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • As is standard in this sort of research, they used a machine known as a flow cytometer to examine the surface of cells from the mouse, taken from immune-system organs such as the lymph nodes and the spleen.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The spleen and lymph nodes react as a component of the immune system—in other words, the spleen is almost always involved in any blood disease.

    Body of Evidence

  • The case was clinically unusual in that the picture of a pseudoleukemia was presented, with demonstration at autopsy of great hyperplasia of retroperitoneal lymph nodes and grossly visible islands of lymphoid hyperplasia in liver and spleen.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology


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