noun. large genus of Old World mints: thyme.
- family Lamiaceae
- genus Thymus
- mint family
- family Labiatae
noun. a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age.
- ductless gland
- endocrine gland
- immune system
Sentences with thymus
1. Noun, singular or mass
At this point, your immune system should be fully developed and strong, but as you enter your old age the decline of the thymus and other organs results in a less efficient immune system.
The increased blood flow will ensure that thymus waste products are removed promptly and do not cause damage to the thymus.
3. Noun, plural
With the immune system compromised, newborns with a dysfunctional or non-working thymus are prone to infections and disease.