lymphoid tissue


lymphoid tissue
Tissue that is particularly rich in lymphocytes (and accessory cells such as macrophages and reticular cells), particularly the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, Peyer\'s patches, pharyngeal tonsils, adenoids, and (in birds) the Bursa of Fabricius.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Lymphoid tissue — A part of the body s immune system that helps protect it from bacteria and other foreign entities. Lymphoid tissue is rich in lymphocytes (and accessory cells such as macrophages and reticular cells). The lymphoid tissue includes the lymph nodes …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphoid tissue — noun tissue making up the lymphatic system • Syn: ↑lymphatic tissue • Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue • Hyponyms: ↑tonsil, ↑palatine tonsil, ↑faucial tonsil, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lymphoid tissue — a tissue responsible for the production of lymphocytes and antibodies. It occurs as discrete organs, in the form of the lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus, and spleen, and also as diffuse groups of cells not separated from surrounding tissue. See also …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue — MALT redirects here. For germinated cereal grains, see Malt. The mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) (also called mucosa associated lymphatic tissue) is the diffusion system of small concentrations of lymphoid tissue found in various sites… …   Wikipedia

  • Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue — Les (MALT) (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue), ou tissus lymphoïdes associés aux muqueuses, forment une partie des organes lymphatiques secondaires qui se situent de manière diffuse dans différents organes du corps, par exemple dans le tube… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gut-associated lymphoid tissue — The digestive tract s immune system is often referred to as gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) and works to protect the body from invasion. GALT is an example of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue. FunctionAbout 70% of the body s immune system… …   Wikipedia

  • peripheral lymphoid tissue — Secondary lymphoid tissue, not necessarily located peripherally. See lymphoid tissue …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue — bronchus associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) lymphoid tissue associated with the lungs …   Medical dictionary

  • gut-associated lymphoid tissue — (= GALT) Peripheral lymphoid organ consisting of lymphoid tissue associated with the gut (Peyer s patches, tonsils, mesenteric lymph nodes, and the appendix) …   Dictionary of molecular biology


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