Peyer patches

aggregated lymphoid nodules of the small intestine

[TA]
collections of many lymphoid follicles closely packed together in the lamina propria, forming oblong elevations on the mucous membrane of the ileum opposite the attachment of mesentary.

Pey·er patch·es

(pī'ĕr pach'ĕz)
Collections of many lymphoid follicles closely packed together, forming oblong elevations on the mucous membrane of the small intestine.

Peyer,

Johann Conrad, Swiss anatomist, 1653-1712.
Peyer glands - Synonym(s): Peyer patches
Peyer nodules - solitary lymph nodes.
Peyer patches - collections of many lymphoid follicles closely packed together, forming oblong elevations on the mucous membrane of the small intestine. Synonym(s): aggregate glands; aggregate lymphatic follicles; aggregate lymphatic nodules; agmen peyerianum; folliculi lymphatici aggregati; Peyer glands;
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Along with Peyer patches, CT elicits protective immune responses against bacterial and viral pathogens in the intestinal tract of avian species.
The primary targets for exogenous MMTV infection in the mouse are the T and B cells located in the Peyer patches of the gastrointestinal tracts of neonatally infected pups.
1) Other possible causes include enlarged Peyer patches, viral infections, and trauma.