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thymus


In addition to a primary thymus, mice have multiple smaller thymuses.
  a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity
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In humans, the thymus atrophies with age.
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  • In addition to a primary thymus, mice have multiple smaller thymuses.
  • If you have to choose an organ, why not pick a gallbladder or a thymus gland instead?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • "The thymus is behind the breastbone," he explained, shifting the oil pan.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • THYMUS.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra

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  • "Thymus," he said.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
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Associated words [difficulty]:   thymus [9]
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