gut associated lymphoid tissue

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Any of various lymphoid tissues and structures that protect the digestive tract against infectious organisms and other ingested antigens. GALT includes the palatine tonsils, adenoids (pharyngeal tonsils), appendix, Peyer's patches, and other clustered or diffuse lymphoid cells found throughout the gut wall.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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