lymphatic tissue


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lym·phat·ic tis·sue

, lymphoid tissue
a form of connective tissue consisting of a three-dimensional network of reticular fibers and cells the meshes of which are occupied in varying degrees of density with lymphocytes; there is nodular, diffuse, and loose lymphatic tissue.

lym·phat·ic tis·sue

, lymphoid tissue (lim-fat'ik tish'ū, lim'foyd)
A three-dimensional network of reticular fibers and cells the meshes of which are occupied in varying degrees of density with lymphocytes; there is nodular, diffuse, and loose lymphatic tissue.
Synonym(s): adenoid tissue.
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'There may be a few people that for humanitarian reasons would be prepared to be guinea pigs, but perhaps it will be the families who have lost someone who will think, 'It is my duty to give some lymphatic tissue to make myself a guinea pig'.'
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(2) Normal thyroid gland does not contain lymphatic tissue. However, its presence is characteristic for pathological conditions, mainly as a result of the transformation of autoimmune thyroiditis.
DISCUSSION: Omental cyst is a rare intra-abdominal mass, mostly derived from lymphatic tissue. (2) It occurs in all age groups.
Koester (1872) suggested that cystic hygromas were derived from lymphatic tissue 1.
The oval-shaped masses of lymphatic tissue at the back of the throat help fight bacteria but can become infected or grow too big causing snoring, tiredness and learning difficulties.
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