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Introduction: Thymus

Description of Thymus

Thymus: An organ that is part of the lymphatic system, in which T lymphocytes grow and multiply. The thymus is in the chest behind the breastbone.
Source: National Institute of Health

Thymus: a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Thymus: single, unpaired primary lymphoid organ situated in the mediastinum; it is necessary for normal development of immunologic function early in life but by puberty it begins to involute and much of the tissue is replaced by fat.
Source: CRISP

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Thymus as an Organ

Thymus (organ): The thymus is an organ of the immune system and endocrine system and an...more »

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Broader terms for Thymus

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Source - WordNet 2.1

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Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Thymus

The following list attempts to classify Thymus into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • ductless gland,endocrine,endocrine gland
  • gland,secreter,secretor,secretory organ
  • organ
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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