Structures of the Lymphatic System

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lymph

fluid that escapes from the blood capillaries

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thymus

a ductless gland in the lymphatic system

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spleen

largest organ in the lymphatic system, important for keeping body fluids balanced

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tonsils

masses of lymphatic tissue located in depressions of the mucous membranes of the pharynx

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palatine tonsils

small masses located at the back of the throat

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pharyngeal tonsils

adenoids (resembling a gland)

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adenoid/o

adenoids

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cervic/o

neck (or the uterine cervix)

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home/o

sameness

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lymphat/o

lymphatics

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splen/o

spleen

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thromb/o

thrombus, blood clot