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Meaning of LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
 
 Synonyms: systema lymphaticum
 
 See Also: body, lien, lymph cell, lymph vessel, lymphatic tissue, lymphatic vessel, lymphocyte, lymphoid tissue, organic structure, physical structure, spleen, thoracic duct, vascular system

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: tissues and organs, including bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes, that produce, store, and carry white blood cells to fight infection and disease.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The system of vessels, glands (lymph nodes), and other lymphatic tissues (like the spleen) which collects, filters (at the lymph nodes), and transports lymphatic fluid from around the tissues and eventually puts it back into the blood circulatory system. Included in the fluid it picks up is the fluid that flows out of the capillaries during normal capillary functions.
 

 

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