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Meaning of LYMPH

Pronunciation:  limf

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels

LYMPH is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: bodily fluid, body fluid, cardiovascular system, chyle, circulatory system, humor, humour, liquid body substance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lymph\, n. [L. lympha: cf. F. lymphe.]
    1. A spring of water; hence, water, or a pure, transparent
       liquid like water.
             A fountain bubbled up, whose lymph serene Nothing of
             earthly mixture might distain.        --Trench.
    2. (Anat.) An alkaline colorless fluid, contained in the
       lymphatic vessels, coagulable like blood, but free from
       red blood corpuscles. It is absorbed from the various
       tissues and organs of the body, and is finally discharged
       by the thoracic and right lymphatic ducts into the great
       veins near the heart.
    3. (Med.) A fibrinous material exuded from the blood vessels
       in inflammation. In the process of healing it is either
       absorbed, or is converted into connective tissue binding
       the inflamed surfaces together.
    {Lymph corpuscles} (Anat.), finely granular nucleated cells,
       identical with the colorless blood corpuscles, present in
       the lymph and chyle.
    {Lymph duct} (Anat.), a lymphatic.
    {Lymph heart}. See Note under {Heart}, n., 1.
  2. \Lymph\, n. (Physiol. Chem.)
    A fluid containing certain products resulting from the growth
    of specific micro["o]rganisms upon some culture medium, and
    supposed to be possessed of curative properties.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The almost colorless fluid that travels through the lymphatic system and carries cells that help fight infection and disease.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A clear fluid found outside the cells which bathes the tissues. It is collected, filtered, and transported by the lymphatic system from around the tissues to the blood circulatory system.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: chyle, colostrum, discharge, gleet, humor, ichor, lachryma, lactation, leukorrhea, matter, milk, mucor, mucus, peccant humor, phlegm, purulence, pus, rheum, saliva, sanies, serous fluid, serum, snot, suppuration, sweat, tear, teardrop, the whites, urine