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Noun: thymus (thymi,thymuses)  thI-mus
  1. A ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
    - thymus gland
Noun: Thymus
  1. Large genus of Old World mints: thyme
    - genus Thymus

Derived forms: thymi, thymuses

Type of: asterid dicot genus, ductless gland, endocrine, endocrine gland

Part of: cervix, family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, immune system, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family, neck

Encyclopedia: Thymus