lymph sinuses
lymphatic sinuses irregular tortuous spaces within lymph nodes through which a continuous stream of lymph passes to enter the efferent lymphatic vessels. See also cortical s's, marginal s's, and medullary s's.

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  • lymph channels — the smaller lymph sinuses; irregular in and about the lymphatic glands and around lymphatic vessels …   Medical dictionary

  • Lymph node — A Lymph node (] MedullaThere are two named structures in the medulla: * The medullary cords are cords of lymphatic tissue, and include plasma cells and B cells * The medullary sinuses (or sinusoids ) are vessel like spaces separating the… …   Wikipedia

  • cortical sinuses — lymph sinuses in the cortex of a lymph node, which arise from the marginal sinuses and continue into the medullary sinuses; called also intermediate s s …   Medical dictionary

  • medullary sinuses — lymph sinuses in the medulla of a lymph node, which divide the lymphoid tissue into a number of medullary cords …   Medical dictionary

  • Medulla of lymph node — Schematic of lymph node showing lymph sinuses Latin medulla nodi lymphoidei The medulla of lymph node …   Wikipedia

  • marginal sinuses — 1. discontinuous venous lacunae, relatively free of villi, near the edge of the placenta. They were originally thought to be circumferentially continuous and important for placental drainage; their existence has not been confirmed. 2. bowl shaped …   Medical dictionary

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