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lymph

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noun \ˈlim(p)f\

Simple Definition of lymph

  • medical : a pale fluid that contains white blood cells and that passes through channels in the body and helps to keep bodily tissues healthy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lymph

  1. 1 archaic :  the sap of plants

  2. 2 [New Latin lympha, from Latin, water] :  a usually clear coagulable fluid that passes from intercellular spaces of body tissue into the lymphatic vessels, is discharged into the blood by way of the thoracic duct, and resembles blood plasma in containing white blood cells and especially lymphocytes but normally few red blood cells and no platelets

Origin and Etymology of lymph

Latin lympha, water goddess, water, perhaps modification of Greek nymphē nymph — more at nuptial


First Known Use: circa 1673


lymph-

combining form

Definition of lymph-

  1. :  lymph :  lymphatic tissue <lymphogranuloma>



Variants of lymph-

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lympho-

Origin and Etymology of lymph-

New Latin lympha


LYMPH Defined for Kids

lymph

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noun \ˈlimf\

Definition of lymph for Students

  1. :  a clear liquid like blood without the red blood cells that nourishes the tissues and carries off wastes




Medical Dictionary

lymph

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noun \ˈlim(p)f\

Medical Definition of lymph

  1. :  a usually clear coagulable fluid that passes from intercellular spaces of body tissue into the lymphatic vessels, is discharged into the blood by way of the thoracic duct and right lymphatic duct, and resembles blood plasma in containing white blood cells and especially lymphocytes but normally few red blood cells and no platelets—see chyle; compare cerebrospinal fluid




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