lymphatic

adjective
lym·​phat·​ic | \ lim-ˈfa-tik How to pronounce lymphatic (audio) \

Definition of lymphatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, or produced by lymph, lymphoid tissue, or lymphocytes
b : conveying lymph
2 : lacking physical or mental energy : sluggish

lymphatic

noun

Definition of lymphatic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vessel that contains or conveys lymph

called also lymph vessel

Other Words from lymphatic

Adjective

lymphatically \ lim-​ˈfa-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce lymphatic (audio) \ adverb

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Adjective

Lymph is a pale liquid in the body that helps maintain fluid balance and removes bacteria from tissues. Today, we understand that lymph plays an important role in the body's immune system. In the past, however, it was commonly believed that an excess of lymph caused sluggishness—hence the "sluggish" meaning of "lymphatic." The word lymph comes from Latin lympha ("water" or "water goddess"), which itself may be a modification of the Greek word nymphē, meaning "nymph." Both lymph and its related adjective lymphatic have been used in English since the mid-17th century.

Examples of lymphatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Vargas administered several modalities with a loving hand as huge radio frequency and microcurrent machines whirred in the background, and mechanical compression stockings sucked on my legs to stimulate lymphatic drainage. Maya Singer, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2021 Our eye cream can be used with our new Rose Inc Cooling Spheres, which are these two handheld globes that go in the fridge and help with getting that blood circulation and lymphatic drainage going. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Nov. 2021 The experiment involved testing a vaccine for lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes that affects tens of millions of people and can cause severe disability. Yasmeen Abutaleb And Beth Reinhard, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Nov. 2021 The experiment involved testing a vaccine for lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes that affects tens of millions of people and can cause severe disability. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 As it’s more widely used today, facial rolling is great for improving your skin’s circulation and helping with puffiness and lymphatic drainage. Emerald Elitou, Essence, 18 Nov. 2021 Firstly, Ricari Studios features a specific method of massage for face and body that stimulates skin and tissue to boost circulation, facilitate lymphatic drainage, tone skin, sculpt, and calm the nervous system. Michele Robson, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 Georgia first looks at specific skincare needs and recommends a state-of-the-art service, including microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage, ultrasonic, micro current, LED light therapy, radio frequency or negative-ion oxygen therapy. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 15 Sep. 2021 The amounts and order of application is customizable to each client, and the treatment finishes with massage techniques to improve lymphatic drainage and circulation. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At-home lymphatic, gua sha, and LED light massages have also been beneficial in keeping cellulite and loose skin at bay. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 Your lymphatics that control your immune system have no muscle in their walls. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2020 In 2012, research in the laboratory of Maiken Nedergaard, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, identified what appears to be the brain’s waste clearance pathway, the glymphatic (glial-lymphatic) system. Quanta Magazine, 16 Dec. 2019 But Ryan Petrie, a cell biologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who was not involved in the study, thinks Lee’s lymphatics-on-a-chip model has promise for understanding the mechanism of integrin alpha-5 in lymphedema. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, 13 Dec. 2019 The scientists anxiously examined the fish for evidence that the chaotic lymphatic vessel proliferation had stopped but that nothing else had been harmed. STAT, 1 July 2019 Scraping off your dead stratum corneum cells has no effect on your lymphatics or digestive system. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, 18 Sep. 2017 Nedergaard and Helene Benveniste, a scientist at Yale University, have found evidence linking problems in the lymphatic and glymphatic systems to Alzheimer’s. David Kohn, Washington Post, 21 May 2017 Ducks’ erections are driven by lymphatic, not vascular, pressure, which means that their penises never become stiff. Richard O. Prum, The New Yorker, 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of lymphatic

Adjective

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1667, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lymphatic was in 1649

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“Lymphatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphatic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for lymphatic

lymphatic

adjective
lym·​phat·​ic | \ lim-ˈfa-tik How to pronounce lymphatic (audio) \

Kids Definition of lymphatic

: relating to or carrying lymph a lymphatic duct

lymphatic

adjective
lym·​phat·​ic | \ lim-ˈfat-ik How to pronounce lymphatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of lymphatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, or produced by lymph, lymphoid tissue, or lymphocytes lymphatic nodules lymphatic infiltration
b : conveying lymph a lymphatic channel
2 : lacking physical or mental energy

Other Words from lymphatic

lymphatically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce lymphatic (audio) \ adverb

lymphatic

noun

Medical Definition of lymphatic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vessel that contains or conveys lymph, that originates as an interfibrillar or intercellular cleft or space in a tissue or organ, and that if small has no distinct walls or walls composed only of endothelial cells and if large resembles a vein in structure

called also lymphatic vessel, lymph vessel

— see thoracic duct

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