Lymph definition

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A clear, yellowish fluid resembling blood plasma, found in intercellular spaces and in the lymphatic vessels of vertebrates.
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The definition of lymph is a clear or yellow liquid that contains white blood cells and is found between cells in the body.

An example of lymph is a fluid that moves bacteria away from an inflammed body part.

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(archaic) A spring or stream of pure, clear water.
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(archaic) A spring of clear water.
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Any of various colorless liquids similar to this; esp., the clear liquid given off from inflamed bodily tissues.
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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.
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The clear fluid flowing through the lymphatic system that serves 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.
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(physiology, immunology) A colourless, watery, bodily fluid carried by the lymphatic system, that consists mainly of white blood cells.
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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.
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Origin of lymph

  • Latin lympha water nymph from Greek numphē young bride, water nymph

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lympha (“water, water nymph"), from Ancient Greek νύμφη (numphÄ“, “nymph") (English nymph), of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary