how to pronounce thymus


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thymus is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of thymus


  1. A ductless gland, consisting mainly of lymphatic tissue, located behind the top of the breastbone. It is most active during puberty, after which it shrinks in size. It plays an important role in the development of the immune system and produces lymphocytes.

thymus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word thymus occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics thymus can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that thymus can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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