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Definition 1: a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for thymus in the sense of this definition

(thymus is a kind of ...) any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream

(... is part of thymus) a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response

(... is part of thymus) the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body

"he admired her long graceful neck" "the horse won by a neck"

Definition 2: large genus of Old World mints: thyme - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for thymus in the sense of this definition

(thymus is a kind of ...) genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs

(thymus is a member of ...) any of various mints of the genus Thymus

(... is a member of thymus) a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary

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