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Pronunciation: par'a-kor'teks

Definition: The area of a lymph node between the subcapsular cortex and the medullary cords; it consists mostly of long-lived lymphocytes (T cells) derived from the thymus.

Synonym(s): deep cortex, tertiary cortex, thymus-dependent zone

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