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Medical Term:

hematopoietic system

 

Definition: the blood-making organs; in the embryo at different ages, these are the yolk sac, liver, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, and bone marrow; after birth they are principally the bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes.

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