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

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Recent Examples on the Web The nodules of a patient’s lymphatic system became infected, showing as swellings in the groin and armpit. National Geographic, "Indeed, historians have argued that the Black Death paved the way for a new wave of opportunity, creativity, and wealth from which would flourish the art, culture, and ideas of the Renaissance, and the beginnings of a recognizably modern Europe.," 23 Apr. 2020 Testing for a Leak Hansen-Flaschen knew an interventional radiologist at Penn, Maxim Itkin, who had developed a way to visualize the lymphatic system. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "He Had Trouble Breathing, and Inhalers Didn’t Help. What Was Going On?," 12 Feb. 2020 At the time, his lab was studying a similar group of macrophages—not in the lungs but in the spleen, a blood-filtering organ in the lymphatic system. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, "Could Newly Found “Peacekeeping” Cells Be a Weapon against COVID-19?," 27 Mar. 2020 Start with the basics: What is the lymphatic system? Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Lymphatic massage: Is the celebrity wellness trend worth your time?," 31 Jan. 2020 Dry brushing, which removes dead skin cells and gets your lymphatic system going, is another beauty ritual McKinney swears by. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Charlotte McKinney Shares Her Supermodel Skincare Routine," 1 Apr. 2020 Bite symptoms are systemic, spreading through the lymphatic system, and usually start about 1-3 hours after the bite. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "The 10 Most Dangerous Spiders in the World," 11 Nov. 2019 The lymphatic system extends throughout the body, with vessels that absorb protein-rich and white blood cell–filled fluid from tissues and transport it to lymph nodes. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Lymph vessels on a chip reveal possible new drug target for lymphedema," 13 Dec. 2019 During lymphatic therapy, offered at Hotel St. George in Helsinki, a certified therapist uses skin stretching techniques to drain the lymphatic system. Katie Jackson, USA TODAY, "Anti-aging resorts: 10 hotels and resorts promising to make travelers look (and feel) younger," 23 Dec. 2019

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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 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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