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lymph

 (lĭmf)
n.
1. 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.
2. Archaic A spring or stream of pure, clear water.

[Latin lympha, water nymph, from Greek numphē, young bride, water nymph.]

lymph

(lɪmf)
n
(Biochemistry) the almost colourless fluid, containing chiefly white blood cells, that is collected from the tissues of the body and transported in the lymphatic system
[C17: from Latin lympha water, from earlier limpa influenced in form by Greek numphē nymph]

lymph

(lɪmf)

n.
1. a clear, yellowish, coagulable fluid, circulated by the lymphatic system, that resembles blood plasma but contains mainly lymphocytes and fats.
2. Archaic. the sap of a plant.
3. Archaic. a stream or spring of clear, pure water.
[1620–30; < Latin lympha water nymph, water, perhaps by dissimilation < Greek nýmphē nymph]

lymph-

var. of lympho- before a vowel: lymphadenitis.

lymph

(lĭmf)
The clear fluid flowing through the lymphatic system that serves mainly 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.

lymph

A transparent fluid much like blood plasma. It leaks from blood vessels into tissue spaces and is collected by the lymphatic system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lymph - a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chylelymph - a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
chyle - a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
Translations
míza
imunestelymfa
linfalympha
りんぱえきリンパ液
lymfe
limfa

lymph

[lɪmf]
A. Nlinfa f
B. CPD lymph gland Nganglio m linfático

lymph

nLymphe f, → Gewebsflüssigkeit f

lymph

[lɪmf] nlinfa

lymph

n. linfa, líquido claro que se encuentra en los vasos linfáticos;
___ nodesganglios linfáticos;
___ vesselvaso ___.

lymph

n linfa
References in classic literature ?
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It is a simple and easy technique in evaluating lymph node lesions because of their superficial locations and easy accessibility.
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Since 1988, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging of endometrial cancer has required surgical staging reflecting increasing data on the prognostic significance of lymph node metastasis and the treatment implications for node-positive cancers.
The cervical nodes - glands to you and me - are one of the six major groups of lymph nodes.
Histologic regression in melanoma is associated with a significantly lower risk of sentinel lymph node positivity and may serve as a prognostic factor when deciding whether to perform a sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to a metaanalysis.
The gold standard for the management of muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) is radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND).
Lymph nodes are the most specialized secondary lymphoid organ.