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 In October 2021, Vitale wrote an essay for ESPN's Front Row announcing he had been diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Amethyst Tate And Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 20 July 2022 Lymphoma is cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Bridges first revealed his cancer diagnosis in October 2020, sharing on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 27 May 2022 And the textured shape isn’t just for look—the waves act like a dry brush for your face, gently stimulating your lymphatic system to help reduce puffiness. ELLE, 28 Apr. 2022 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system, can be caused by exposure to ethylene oxide, a potent carcinogen released by the BCP Ingredients plant in Verona. Lisa Song, ProPublica, 25 Mar. 2022 Requiring just a couple of minutes a day pre-bath or shower, dry body brushing boosts the lymphatic system, which helps escort toxins from the body, and reduces puffiness and fluid retention. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2022 According to the hospital, Aberli is a survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that inhibits the body's ability to fight off infection. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 22 Feb. 2022 When your lymphatic system can’t clear out the fluid as well due to inflammation, your arms, legs, and/or genitals can become uncomfortably swollen. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 19 Aug. 2022.

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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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