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Fabricius' bursa

Synonyms

Bursa fabricii

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Lymphoid structure in the intestines of birds, a blind glandular sac that opens into the cloaca.

Description

Lymphoid structure in the intestines of birds, a blind glandular sac that opens into the cloaca. It is involved in the production of antibodies and is the origin of B-lymphocytes. Removing of the bursa from the embryo in an animal makes the animal unable to produce antibodies.

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