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thymus

thy·mus

thymus

 
pronunciation:
thaI ms
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a vestigial ductless gland or glandular structure found in vertebrates, usu. at the base of the neck, that is active during childhood in modifying white blood cells and building resistance to disease, but becomes inactive in the adult.
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