Font Size

Definition of Athymic mouse

Athymic mouse: A laboratory mouse lacking a thymus gland. Athymic mice have no T cells and useful in research because they do not reject tumor or other cells transplanted from mice, humans or other species. See: Nude mouse.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z

Search Medical Dictionary

Medical Dictionary