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white pulp of spleen


Definition: aggregations of beta lymphocytes visible macroscopically when the fresh spleen is sectioned; they appear as white, translucent dots 1 mm or smaller in diameter that contrast with the surrounding matrix of red pulp and consist of nodules and other lymphatic concentrations.

Synonym(s): pulpa alba splenicaTA

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