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English noun: Thymus

1. Thymus (plant) large genus of Old World mints: thyme

Synonymsgenus Thymus

Broader (hypernym)asterid dicot genus

Member holonymthyme

Member meronymfamily Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family

2. thymus (body) a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age

Synonymsthymus gland

Broader (hypernym)ductless gland, endocrine, endocrine gland

Part meronymcervix, immune system, neck

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