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Masses of lymphoid tissue in the nasopharyngeal region
Adenoids
Milky fluid composed mainly of fat globules & lymph from the intestinal lacteals
Chyle
A dilation at the beginning of the thoracic duct which is a temporary storage pouch for chyle
Cisterna chyli
Relating to the space between tissues usually occupied by fluid
Interstitial
Specialized lymph capillaries in the small intestines that transport chyle through the lymphatic system to the circulatory system (by way of the thoracic duct)
Lacteals
Tissue fluid which has entered a lymphatic capillary
Lymph
The process by which bacteria or body cells, especially cancer cells, are spread from one part of the body to another through the lymphatic system or circulatory system.
Metastasis
A small rounded mass
Node
a small node
Nodule
Thymic lymphoid cells developed in the thymus important in the body's cellular immune response
T Cells
1. Removes excess tissue fluid & other substances from the body tissue. e.g. dead blood cells, carbon, cancer cells, pathogens, excess protein

2. Processes Blood Cells (old blood cells, especially WBC)
Functions of the Lymphatic System
1. Lymph
2. Lymph capillaries, vessels, & ducts
3. Lymph nodes
4. Tonsils
5. Thymus
6. Spleen
Structures in the
Lymphatic System