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

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Miller received a preliminary diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Nearly 5 Months After Her Emergency Spinal Surgery, Abby Lee Miller Is Leaving Rehab," 5 Sep. 2018 Burkitt Lymphoma, which is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is a form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system and starts in antibody-producing B cells, which are part of the immune system. Fox News, "Abby Lee Miller undergoes 'emergency surgery' during cancer battle," 7 June 2018 Martin LaFrance and Jolene LaFrance, both 35, started a page on GoFundMe last year that claimed their son, CJ LaFrance, had late-stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a type of cancer that adversely impacts the lymphatic system. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Couple Allegedly Faked Son's Cancer for Money and Duped Syracuse University Football Team for Perks," 9 May 2018 These crippling and even fatal diseases include African sleeping sickness, a brain-eating amoeba, hookworm, roundworms that infiltrate the lymphatic system, and malaria. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "UCSD steps up fight against tropical parasitical diseases," 4 July 2018 Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer that develops from cells in the lymphatic system called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Andre Hal on lymphoma diagnosis: 'I know how to beat it'," 30 June 2018 Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that develops from cells in the lymphatic system called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Diagnosed with lymphoma, Andre Hal watches Texans practice," 12 June 2018 The PowerDot is a smart-muscle stimulator that activates muscles and gets your lymphatic system flowing. Sarah Sekula, Fox News, "Mother's Day gifts your active, adventurous, outdoorsy mom will love," 8 May 2018 In other types of prion disease, infectious proteins zooming around the lymphatic system suggests that the disease is infectious, jumping from animal to animal. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Camels in Africa may have been quietly spreading prion disease for decades," 26 Apr. 2018

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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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