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1

__________________ of the thymus
1. consists of two __________ with each lobe divided into lobules
2. each lobe has a _____________ and medulla

structure
lobes
cortex

2

________________ of the thymus
1. _________________ lymphocytes formed in red marrow move to thymus

function
immature

3

function of thymus
Lymphocytes _______________ and are distributed to the spleen, lymph nodes, and lymphoid tissue before birth.

mature

4

function of lymph
After birth, thymus secretes _______________________, which enables lymphocytes to develop into T cells

thymosin