Slonecker, Charles E. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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An important central lymphoid organ in the neck or upper thorax of all vertebrates from elasmobranchs to mammals. The most primitive representatives of vertebrates which have been shown to possess this organ are the cyclostomes Eptatretus stoutii (California hagfish) and Petromyzon marinus (sea lamprey).
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