[ limf ]
/ lɪmf /
Anatomy, Physiology. a clear yellowish, slightly alkaline, coagulable fluid, containing white blood cells in a liquid resembling blood plasma, that is derived from the tissues of the body and conveyed to the bloodstream by the lymphatic vessels.
Archaic. the sap of a plant.
Archaic. a stream or spring of clear, pure water.
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Words nearby lymph
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Elixirs of life, lymphs, and other specifics have their short run, and then join the endless procession to the rear.The Arena|Various
British Dictionary definitions for lymphs
/ (lɪmf) /
the almost colourless fluid, containing chiefly white blood cells, that is collected from the tissues of the body and transported in the lymphatic system
Word Origin for lymph
C17: from Latin lympha water, from earlier limpa influenced in form by Greek numphē nymph
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Medical definitions for lymphs
[ lĭmf ]
A clear, watery, sometimes faintly yellowish fluid derived from body tissues that contains white blood cells and circulates throughout the lymphatic system, returning to the venous bloodstream through the thoracic duct. Lymph acts to remove bacteria and certain proteins from the tissues, transport fat from the small intestine, and supply mature lymphocytes to the blood.
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Scientific definitions for lymphs
[ lĭmf ]
The clear fluid flowing through the lymphatic system that serves to bathe and nourish the tissues of the body. It is composed of blood plasma that has leaked out through the capillaries into the tissues.
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Cultural definitions for lymphs
[ (limf) ]
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