Peyer glands


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aggregated lymphoid nodules of the small intestine

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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.
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Peyer glands

An obsolete term for Peyer patch.
See also: gland
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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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