Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to lymph, a lymph vessel, or a lymph node.
  • adj. Lacking energy or vitality; sluggish.
  • n. A vessel that conveys lymph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to lymph or the lymphatic system.
  • adj. Lacking energy or enthusiasm.
  • n. A vessel that transports lymph.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph.
  • adj. Madly enthusiastic; frantic.
  • n. One of the lymphatic or absorbent vessels, which carry lymph and discharge it into the veins; lymph duct; lymphatic duct.
  • n. A mad enthusiast; a lunatic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing, conveying, or pertaining in any way to lymph or chyle: as, a lymphatic vessel; a lymphatic gland.
  • Dull; sluggish; slow in thought or action, as if from an excess of lymph in the body.
  • n. A vessel which conveys lymph.
  • Making or being distracted or frantic.
  • n. A mad enthusiast; a lunatic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or produced by lymph

Etymologies

New Latin lymphaticus, from Latin lympha, lymph; see lymph.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • These lacteal and lymphatic vessels are furnished with numerous valves to prevent the return of the fluids, which they absorb, and terminate in glands, called lymphatic glands, and may hence be considered as long necks or mouths belonging to these glands.

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  • In addition to our network of blood vessels, humans have a network of vessels known as lymphatic vessels.

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  • Every cell in your body is surrounded by fluids called lymphatic fluids.

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  • Shimko, 30, a Newport Beach native, avid waterman and outdoor enthusiast, is currently recovering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the part of the human body's immune system known as the lymphatic system.

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  • In Léogâne, the supplies go to a hospital set up by the University of Notre Dame, which already had a presence there running a program to combat a parasitic disease called lymphatic filariasis.

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  • The new finding is important because it helps to explain how during embryogenesis a critical set of vessels called the lymphatic vasculature arises from veins; and how lymphatic vessels can eventually lose their characteristics and acquire features typical of blood vessels and transport blood-a trick that might, for example, let the body quickly build up a supply of additional blood vessels when there is an emergency need for more nourishment in a certain area.

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  • Prox1 acts as a two-way switch whose inactivity is sufficient to reprogram a specialized type of cell, called a lymphatic endothelial cell (LEC).

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