lymph sinus


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Related to lymph sinus: Lymphatic gland, lymphatic sinus, blood sinus

lym·phat·ic si·nus

the channels in a lymph node crossed by a reticulum of cells and fibers and bounded by littoral cells; there are subcapsular, trabecular, and medullary sinuses.
Synonym(s): lymph sinus

lymph sinus

Endothelia-lined channels through which lymph flows inside lymph nodes. The walls of lymph sinuses are coated with T and B lymphocytes as well as phagocytic cells, all of which filter the passing lymph. Lymphocytes and macrophages move in and out of the lymph through the sinus walls.
Synonym: lymph channel
See also: sinus