Definition of Lymphatic vessel

1. Noun. A vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation.

Exact synonyms: Lymph Vessel
Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Group relationships: Lymphatic System, Systema Lymphaticum
Specialized synonyms: Thoracic Duct, Lacteal

Medical Definition of Lymphatic vessel

1. Vessels that remove cellular waste from the body by filtering through lymph nodes and eventually emptying into the blood system. They are similar to blood vessels but transport lymph fluid. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymphatic Vessel

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
lymphatic tissue
lymphatic valvule
lymphatic vessel (current term)
lymphatic vessel tumours
lymphatic vessels
lymphedema praecox

Literary usage of Lymphatic vessel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1835)
"A lymphatic vessel going out from another smaller gland, partially filled with ... He injected a little mercury into a lymphatic vessel of the other foot, ..."

2. Manual of the International List of Causes of Death: Based on the Second by United States Bureau of the Census, Cressy Livingston Wilbur (1911)
"This title includes: Abscess of axilla groin Inflammation of lymphatic vessel lymph node lymphatic gland Adenitis (unqualified) of ganglia thymus gland ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The efferent lymphatic vessel also emerges from the gland at this spot, while the afferent vessels enter the organ at different parts of the periphery. ..."

4. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"lymphatic vessel* are generally smaller than arteries and veins. ... Discharge of lymph from a lymphatic vessel, owing to a lesion of its coats. ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Frederic Thomas Lewis, Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"The growth of a given lymphatic vessel was thus demonstrated, as shown in Fig. ... Toward such a corpuscle the lymphatic vessel grew, and having reached it ..."

6. A Complete pronouncing medical dictionary by Joseph Thomas (1885)
"A term for a lymphatic vessel. Lym-phan-gt-0-to'mï-a. ... a " lymphatic vessel," and the Gr. те/im, to "cut."] Dissection of the lymphatic vessels. ..."

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