- lyme disease,
- lyme grass,
- lyme regis,
- lymph capillary,
- lymph cell,
- lymph corpuscle,
- lymph follicle,
- lymph gland
Origin of lymph
Examples from the Web for lymph
First, bubonic (rhymes with pneumonic but is altogether different) is a local infection sequestered in a lymph node.
The tumor in his colon had spread to four of his lymph nodes and penetrated the bowel wall.
But the attitude of doctors was that if the lymph glands were swollen it was a good sign of a body fighting infection.
The only way to move your lymph, and the extra load of toxins from your giant meal, is to move your muscles.
The lymph system serves to gather and remove cellular toxins.
With difficulty the heart freed itself from the lymph with which a slow absorption burdened it.Modern Italian Poets|William Dean Howells
A similar exchange of material is constantly going on between the lymph and the tissues themselves.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
Half a dozen hasty knives cut away the thongs, and the man crawled to Chinn, who pocketed his case of lancets and tubes of lymph.The Day's Work, Volume 1|Rudyard Kipling
Lymph vessels are divided in all wounds, and the lymph that escapes from them is added to any discharge that may be present.
The lymph glands, particularly those along the posterior border of the sterno-mastoid, become enlarged and slightly tender.
Word Origin for lymph
1725 in physiology sense, "colorless fluid found in the body," from French lymphe, from Latin lympha "water, clear water, a goddess of water," variant of lumpæ "waters," altered by influence of Greek nymphe "goddess of a spring, nymph." The word was used earlier in English in the classical sense "pure water, water" (1620s), also (1670s) with reference to colorless fluids in plants. Also see lymphatic. Lymph node is attested from 1892.