Peyer's patches
Peyer's glands Pey"er's glands` [So called from J. K. Peyer, who described them in 1677.] (Anat.) Patches of lymphoid nodules, in the walls of the small intestiness; agminated glands; -- called also {Peyer's patches}. In typhoid fever they become the seat of ulcers which are regarded as the characteristic organic lesion of that disease. [1913 Webster]

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  • Peyer's patches — are secondary lymphoid tissue, named after the 17th century Swiss anatomist Johann Conrad Peyer. They are aggregations of lymphoid tissue that are usually found in the lowest portion of the small intestine (ileum) in humans; as such, they… …   Wikipedia

  • Peyer's patches — oval masses of lymphoid tissue on the mucous membrane lining the small intestine. J. C. Peyer (1653 1712), Swiss anatomist …   Medical dictionary

  • Peyer's patches — oval masses of lymphoid tissue on the mucous membrane lining the small intestine. [C. Peyer (1653–1712), Swiss anatomist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Peyer's patches — Lymphoid organs located in the submucosal tissue of the mammalian gut containing very high proportions of IgA secreting precursor cells. The patches have B and T dependent regions and germinal centres. A specialized epithelium lies between the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Peyer's patches — noun Patches of lymphoid tissue or lymphoid nodules on the walls of the ileal small intestine …   Wiktionary

  • Peyer's patches — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peyer's glands — Pey er s glands [So called from J. K. Peyer, who described them in 1677.] (Anat.) Patches of lymphoid nodules, in the walls of the small intestiness; agminated glands; called also {Peyer s patches}. In typhoid fever they become the seat of ulcers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peyer's patch — Pey·er s patch pī ərz n any of numerous large oval patches of closely aggregated nodules of lymphoid tissue in the walls of the small intestine esp. in the ileum that partially or entirely disappear in advanced life and in typhoid fever become… …   Medical dictionary

  • Peyer's patch — noun any of several lymph nodes in the walls of the intestines near the junction of the ileum and colon • Syn: ↑Peter s gland • Hypernyms: ↑lymph node, ↑lymph gland, ↑node * * * ˈpī(ə)rz noun also …   Useful english dictionary

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