Definition of Lymphatic system

1. Noun. The interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body.




Definition of Lymphatic system

1. Noun. (anatomy) In mammals, including humans, a network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes that transport fluid, fats, proteins, and lymphocytes to the bloodstream as lymph, and remove microorganisms and other debris from tissues. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lymphatic system

1. The tissues and organs (including the bone marrow, spleen, thymus and lymph nodes) that produce and store cells that fight infection and the network of vessels that carry lymph. (12 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymphatic System

lymphatic fistula
lymphatic follicles of larynx
lymphatic follicles of rectum
lymphatic irradiation
lymphatic leukaemia
lymphatic metastasis
lymphatic node
lymphatic nodes
lymphatic nodule
lymphatic oedema
lymphatic plexus
lymphatic ring of cardiac part of stomach
lymphatic sarcoma
lymphatic sinus
lymphatic stroma
lymphatic system (current term)
lymphatic tissue
lymphatic valvule
lymphatic vessel
lymphatic vessel tumours
lymphatic vessels
lymphatically
lymphaticostomy
lymphatics
lymphatism
lymphatitis
lymphatology
lymphatolysis
lymphatolytic
lymphectasia

Literary usage of Lymphatic system

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1. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The lymphatic system of the cat has not been worked out in detail, ... The lymphatic system consists of a number of vessels, the lymphatics, containing a ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"THE LACTEALS AND THE lymphatic system. § 285. We have seen that absorption does, or at least may, take place from the stomach. We have also stated that a ..."

3. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1917)
"THE METHOD OF GROWTH OF THE lymphatic system* PROF. FLORENCE R. S AB IN Johns Hopkins University IN SELECTING a title connected with the general subject of ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"THE lymphatic system OF THE INTESTINES. • intestines. The lymphatic glands of the large intestine are much less numerous than the mesenteric glands ..."

5. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"THE LACTEALS AND THE lymphatic system. § 285. We have seen that absorption does, or at least may, take place from the stomach. We have also stated that a ..."

6. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"lymphatic system. The lymphatic system arises from spaces in the general parenchyma of the body, independent in their origin of the true body cavity, ..."

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