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Primary lymphoid organ

Definition

noun

The bodily organ that gives rise to cells of the reticuloendothelial system.


Supplement

Example of primary lymphoid organ is bone marrow. The thymus may also be considered a primary lymphoid organ as it serves as the site for T cell maturation.


Synonym: central lymphoid organ

Compare: secondary lymphoid organ

See also: reticuloendothelial system


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