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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



lymphatic basin  listen  (lim-FA-tik BAY-sin)

  A group of lymph nodes that receives and filters lymph that flows from a certain area of the body. Special dyes may be used to stain and identify the lymphatic basin in the tissues around a tumor, so that lymph nodes that may contain cancer can be removed and checked by a pathologist.