thymo-1, thym-, thymi-

(Greek > Modern Latin: thymus gland, glands; warty glanular growth resembling a bunch of thyme [aromatic bush leaves])

Fixation of an enlarged thymus in a new position.
Related to, concerning, or caused by the removal of or the premature involution of the thymus.
Deprived of the thymus; subject to a condition resulting from the removal or atrophy of the thymus.
A protein isolated from cell-free extracts of the thymus gland, having the cpacity to stimulate the development of immunologically competent lymphocytes.
Poisonous or harmful to thymic tissue; such as a serum.
Any agent that is poisonous to or harmful to the thymus.
In avian species, a thymic hormone that stimulates the oviduct to produce the various layers that cover the egg yolk.
thymus gland
A glandular body of obscure function (one of the so-called ductless glands) situated near the base of the neck in vertebrate animals; in people it usually disappears after the period of childhood.

This organ is important in the development of the immune response in the newborn. Its removal during early chilhood has been associated with an increased susceptibility to acute infectious diseases at a later time.

The thymus is essential to the maturation of the thymic lymphoid cells, called T cells. When the T cells enter the circulation, they are the small-sized and medium-sized lymphocytes which may survive for up to five years. These cells are important in the body's cellular immune response.

Surgical excision of the thymus.

Pointing to a page about a thymo-, spirit, soul, courage, units The thymo words unit with "emotion, spirit" applications.

Pointing to a page about a thymo-, spirit, soul, courage, units The thymo words unit with "thyme plants" applications.