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paracortex

Translation
paracortex
The area of a lymph node between the subcapsular cortex and the medullary cords; it contains mostly the long-lived lymphocytes derived from the thymus. SYN: deep cortex, tertiary cortex, thymus-dependent zone.

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para·cor·tex (par″ə-korґteks) [para- + cortex] thymus-dependent area.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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