thymus gland


thymus gland
noun
a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
Syn: ↑thymus
Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland
Part Holonyms: ↑neck, ↑cervix, ↑immune system

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  • Thymus gland — thymus hy mus (th[imac] m[u^]s), a. [NL., fr. Gr. qy mos.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the thymus gland. n. The thymus gland. [1913 Webster] {Thymus gland}, or {Thymus body}, a ductless gland in the throat, or in the neighboring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thymus gland — thymus …   Medical dictionary

  • thymus — hy mus (th[imac] m[u^]s), a. [NL., fr. Gr. qy mos.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the thymus gland. n. The thymus gland. [1913 Webster] {Thymus gland}, or {Thymus body}, a ductless gland in the throat, or in the neighboring region,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thymus body — thymus hy mus (th[imac] m[u^]s), a. [NL., fr. Gr. qy mos.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the thymus gland. n. The thymus gland. [1913 Webster] {Thymus gland}, or {Thymus body}, a ductless gland in the throat, or in the neighboring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thymus — ► NOUN (pl. thymi) ▪ a gland situated in the neck which produces white blood cells for the immune system. DERIVATIVES thymic adjective. ORIGIN Greek thumos excrescence like a thyme bud, thymus gland …   English terms dictionary

  • thymus — [thī′məs] n. [ModL < Gr thymos, orig., a warty excrescence] a gland in the upper thorax or neck of all vertebrates, involved in the production of lymphocytes: in humans, it is most prominent at puberty, after which it disappears or becomes… …   English World dictionary

  • thymus — /thuy meuhs/, n., pl. thymuses, thymi / muy/. Anat. a ductless, butterfly shaped gland lying at the base of the neck, formed mostly of lymphatic tissue and aiding in the production of T cells of the immune system: after puberty, the lymphatic… …   Universalium

  • Thymus — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 274 GrayPage = 1273 Caption = Thymus Caption2 = The thymus of a full term fetus, exposed in situ. Precursor = third branchial pouch System = Artery = derived from internal mammary artery,… …   Wikipedia

  • Thymus hyperplasia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|E|32|0|e|20 ICD9 = ICD9|254.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D013952 Thymus hyperplasia (or thymic hyperplasia) refers to an enlargent (… …   Wikipedia

  • Thymus — An organ in which lymphocytes mature and multiply. It lies behind the breastbone. * * * [NA] A primary lymphoid organ, located in the superior mediastinum and lower part of the neck, that is necessary in early life for the normal development of… …   Medical dictionary