Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Anatomy Of or relating to lymph or to the nodes or vessels of the lymphatic system.
  • adjective Archaic Lacking energy or vitality; sluggish.
  • noun A vessel that conveys lymph.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making or being distracted or frantic.
  • noun A mad enthusiast; a lunatic.
  • 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.
  • noun A vessel which conveys lymph.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) One of the lymphatic or absorbent vessels, which carry lymph and discharge it into the veins; lymph duct; lymphatic duct.
  • noun obsolete A mad enthusiast; a lunatic.
  • adjective pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph.
  • adjective obsolete Madly enthusiastic; frantic.
  • adjective (Anat.) one of the solid glandlike bodies connected with the lymphatics or the lacteals; -- called also lymphatic ganglion, and conglobate gland.
  • adjective (Old Physiol.) a temperament in which the lymphatic system seems to predominate, that is, a system in which the complexion lacks color and the tissues seem to be of loose texture; hence, a temperament lacking energy, inactive, indisposed to exertion or excitement. See Temperament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Pertaining to lymph or the lymphatic system.
  • adjective Lacking energy or enthusiasm.
  • noun anatomy A vessel that transports lymph.

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

  • adjective of or relating to or produced by lymph

Etymologies

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

[New Latin lymphaticus, from Latin lympha, lymph; see lymph.]

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  • As the invading germs pass into the body, they travel most commonly through the lymph-channels and skin; are arrested and threatened with destruction by the so-called lymphatic glands, or lymph-nodes.

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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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  • Maddox's malformation, called lymphatic cystic hygroma, caused large tumours to form on the left side of his face.

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  • Maddox's malformation, called lymphatic cystic hygroma, caused large tumours to form on the left side of his face.

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

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