lymphatic system

noun

Definition of lymphatic system

: the part of the circulatory system that is concerned especially with scavenging fluids and proteins which have escaped from cells and tissues and returning them to the blood, with the phagocytic removal of cellular debris and foreign material, and with the immune response and that consists especially of lymphoid tissue, lymph, and lymph-transporting vessels

called also lymph system

Examples of lymphatic system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lump turned out to be non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system and can form tumors throughout the body. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2021 And yes, this is where the oh-so-buzzy lymphatic system comes in—the body’s impressively complex, waste-drainage system. Madge Maril, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 May 2021 An unheralded piece of human anatomy, the body’s lymphatic system plays a key role in collecting and removing cellular debris from the body. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 Dry brushing or garshana, done before bathing, brings health benefits that include support for the lymphatic system and flushing out of toxins. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 What is the lymphatic system and what exactly is a lymphatic drainage massage? Monica Mendal, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Often, the process helps to regulate other fluids in your body beyond the blood itself, as the lymphatic system is also better regulated in this process. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 31 Mar. 2021 Your immune system consists of several parts: your spleen, lymphatic system, bone marrow, white blood cells, thymus, antibodies and the complement system. Michael Rodgers, chicagotribune.com, 20 Mar. 2021 And proper breathing is crucial to circulation in the lymphatic system, often described as the body’s highway for immune cells, which plays a role in eliminating toxins and waste. Meghan O'rourke, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of lymphatic system

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Lymphatic system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphatic%20system. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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lymphatic system

noun
variants: also lymph system or lymphoid system

Medical Definition of lymphatic system

: the part of the circulatory system that is concerned especially with collecting fluids and proteins that have escaped from cells and tissues and returning them to the blood, with the phagocytic removal of cellular debris and foreign material, and with immune responses, that overlaps and parallels the system of blood vessels in function and shares some constituents with it, and that consists mainly of the thymus, spleen, tonsils, lymph, lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, lymphocytes, and bone marrow where stem cells differentiate into precursors of B cells and T cells

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