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The oval and spherical bodies  present in thymus that act as a phagocytes and provide immunity to the body. These bodies are 

Option: 1

Zona glomerulosa

Option: 2

Hassall's corpuscles

Option: 3

Intestinal bodies


Option: 4

Zona fasciculata

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Thymus gland is derived from the endoderm and is a lobular structure located between the lungs behind the sternum on the ventral side of the aorta which plays a major role in the development of the immune system. It has some corpuscles that act as phagocytes.

Hassall's corpuscles (macrophages) are spherical and oval bodies present in the thymus that are phagocytic in function.  Hence,  option 2 is the correct answer.

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Sanket Gandhi

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