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Concentric corpuscles, like those of the thymus, have been recorded in it.

Thymus serpyllum, and Gray says it's not native, but adventitious from Europe.

The thymus and thyroid glands and the pancreas are included under the term sweetbreads.

The thymus gland, which lies near the heart and is often called the heart sweetbread, is the best one.

He recognized the opening of the common biliary duct, and was the first to give a good description of the thymus gland.

From the fresh flowering herb of Thymus serpyllum, the lemon or wild thyme of our hills and pastures.

Within the thoracic cavity anterior to the heart note a mass of pinkish tissue, the thymus gland.

The thymus of the calf is popularly known as “the chest sweetbread.”

After respiration they expand and occupy the whole thorax, and closely surround the heart and thymus gland.

The caterpillar feeds on thyme (Thymus Serpyllum), on which plant the eggs are laid singly, generally on the flower heads.

WORD ORIGIN

gland near the base of the neck, 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek thymos "a warty excrescence," used of the gland by Galen, literally "thyme," probably so called because of a fancied resemblance to a bunch of thyme (see thyme).

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