- pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph.
- (of persons) having the characteristics, as flabbiness or sluggishness, formerly believed to be due to an excess of lymph in the system.
- a lymphatic vessel.
Origin of lymphatic
Examples from the Web for lymphatic
It is because of your bodies little-known secondary circulation system called the lymphatic system.How to Recover from Christmas
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They can live inside the gastrointestinal tract or, the case of roundworms, in the lymphatic system.8 Diseases Scarier Than Swine Flu
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If one sister be sanguine in her temperament, the other must be lymphatic.The Wedding Ring
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But between them there was the difference of the nervous temperament and the lymphatic.Kenelm Chillingly, Complete
It may be that Adrian scented a rival to his lymphatic emotions.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete
They, also, are probably formed in the lymphatic glands and spleen.
One person could be at once bilious, melancholic and lymphatic.The Influence of the Stars
- of, relating to, or containing lymphthe lymphatic vessels
- of or relating to the lymphatic system
- sluggish or lacking vigour
- a lymphatic vessel
Word Origin and History for lymphatic
1640s, from Latin lymphaticus, from lympha (see lymph). Also sometimes used in the classical Latin sense "mad, frenzied," which was the primary sense of lymphaticus in Latin: OED reports this "difficult to account for," but perhaps due to association of lympha with nymphe; cf. Greek nymphian "to be frenzy-stricken."
- Of or relating to lymph, a lymph node, or a lymphatic vessel.
- A lymphatic vessel.