Definition of Lymphatics

1. Noun. (plural of lymphatic) ¹

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Definition of Lymphatics

1. lymphatic [n] - See also: lymphatic

Medical Definition of Lymphatics

1. Lymphatics are small thin channels similar to blood vessels. They do not carry blood, but collect and carry tissue fluid from the body to ultimately drain back into the blood stream. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymphatics

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
lymphatic vessel tumours
lymphatic vessels
lymphatics (current term)
lymphedema praecox
lymphedematous keratoderma

Literary usage of Lymphatics

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

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"630 Deep lymphatics of Upper Extremity . . . 630 lymphatics of the Lover Extremity. Superficial Inguinal Glands 630 Surgical Anatomy 630 Deep Lymphatic ..."

2. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"The lymphatics are present nearly everywhere in the body. ... When the lymphatics have advanced somewhat from their origin they possess three coats: namely, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"At the hilum the tracheal lymphatics divide into three plexuses, ... The pleura is blocked off into its polygonal areas by the lymphatics when the embryo is ..."

4. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"lymphatics of the Neck.—Two or three lymph-glands are found in the fatty mass in the neck ... These receive lymphatics from the neck and side of the thorax. ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1827)
"In the body of a young man, who died excessively emaciated from pulmonary consumption, he injected with quicksilver the lymphatics leading out of the ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"He found that the first lymphatics to be infected are those in the middle muscular layer. From thia point extension of the disease takes place ..."

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