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Medical Term:

hemal node


Definition: a lymphoid structure in which the blood sinuses are present in place of lymph sinuses; hemal nodes occur in ruminants and some other mammals, but their presence in humans is questioned.

Synonym(s): hemal gland, hemolymph gland, hemolymph node, vascular gland

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