thymus

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From the Modern Latin thymus, from the Ancient Greek θύμος (thúmos, warty excrescence”, (also, as used by Galen) “thymus gland).

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thymus (plural thymi)

  1. (anatomy, immunology) A ductless gland, consisting mainly of lymphatic tissue, located behind the top of the breastbone. It is most active during puberty, after which it shrinks in size. It plays an important role in the development of the immune system and produces lymphocytes.

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Contrary to its English pronunciation, the υ in the Ancient Greek etymon θύμος (thúmos) (whence the y in thymus) is short, implying the pronunciation thĭʹməs.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek θύμος (thúmos, warty excrescence”, “thymus gland).

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thymus m (genitive thymī); second declension

  1. a type of wart

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative thymus thymī
genitive thymī thymōrum
dative thymō thymīs
accusative thymum thymōs
ablative thymō thymīs
vocative thyme thymī

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thymus c

  1. (anatomy, immunology) thymus

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