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Definition: An organ that is part of the lymphatic system, in which T lymphocytes grow and multiply. The thymus is in the chest behind the breastbone.

Pronunciation: thiĀ“mus

Body System: Lymphatic

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: thymus

C37. Malignant neoplasm of thymus
C7A.091 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the thymus
D15.0 Benign neoplasm of thymus
D38.4 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thymus
D3A.091 Benign carcinoid tumor of the thymus
E32.0 Persistent hyperplasia of thymus
E32.1 Abscess of thymus
E32.8 Other diseases of thymus
E32.9 Disease of thymus, unspecified
Z85.230 Personal history of malignant carcinoid tumor of thymus
Z85.238 Personal history of other malignant neoplasm of thymus
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