the outer part of a thymus lobule that surrounds the medulla and is composed of closely packed lymphocytes [ MP:0002371 ]

Synonyms: thymus cortex thymic cortex

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Histologically, the thymus can be divided into a central medulla and a peripheral cortex which is surrounded by an outer capsule. The cortex and medulla play different roles in the development of T cells. Cells in the thymus can be divided into thymic stromal cells and cells of hematopoietic origin[WP]

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