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Definition of Lymphoid tissue

Lymphoid tissue: The part of the body's immune system that is important for the immune response and helps protect it from infection and foreign bodies. Lymphoid tissue is present throughout the body and includes the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and other structures.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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