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lymphatic system

noun

  1. Anatomy, Zoology. the system by which lymph is returned from the cells to the blood and by which white blood cells are produced in response to inflammation or presence of antigens; in mammals, the system includes the lymph glands, vessels and sinuses through which lymph is carried, and lymphoid tissues, as bone marrow and the thymus.


lymphatic system

noun

  1. an extensive network of capillary vessels that transports the interstitial fluid of the body as lymph to the venous blood circulation
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lymphatic system

/ lĭm-fătĭk /

  1. A network of vessels, tissues, and organs in vertebrate animals that helps the body regulate fluid balance and fight infection. The vessels of the lymphatic system drain excess fluid, called lymph, from the tissues and return it to the circulating blood. Lymphocytes circulate throughout the lymphatic system.


lymphatic system

  1. The network of small vessels and tissue spaces that move lymph throughout the body. The lymphatic system has several functions, including filtering out harmful bacteria ; manufacturing white blood cells (white blood cells are produced by the lymph nodes ); distributing nutrients to the cells of the body; helping to maintain the body's fluid balance by draining off excess fluids so that tissues do not swell; and assisting in the digestion of fats .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lymphatic system1

First recorded in 1820–30
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Example Sentences

Microplastics less than 10 microns in diameter have been shown in animal experiments to be able to cross into the blood and lymphatic system and accumulate in organs such as the kidney, liver, and brain.

Because fish are easier than mammals to raise and image in the lab, Castranova says, the finding could help scientists more easily study the role of the brain’s lymphatic system in neurological diseases like brain cancer or Alzheimer’s.

The lymphatic system helps clear toxins and waste from the body, and previously researchers thought only mammals had such structures close to the brain.

It is because of your bodies little-known secondary circulation system called the lymphatic system.

They can live inside the gastrointestinal tract or, the case of roundworms, in the lymphatic system.

They mean interference with nourishment and prevent proper action of the lymphatic system, as adenoids prevent free breathing.

Scarlatina is essentially a disease of the lymphatic system.

In others the lymphatic system is affected with paralysis, and dropsy is the consequence.

From the discovery of the lacteals came the discovery of the whole lymphatic system.

More extensive and accurate dissections of the lymphatic system are wanting to enable us to unravel these knots of science.

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