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Related to lymph-: Lymph cancer
Variant of lympho-.
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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]
var. of lympho- before a vowel: lymphadenitis.
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