a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
A colourless, watery, bodily fluid carried by the lymphatic system, that consists mainly of white blood cells.
Origin: From lympha, from (English en), of unknown origin.
a spring of water; hence, water, or a pure, transparent liquid like water
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
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
Origin: [L. lympha: cf. F. lymphe.]
Lymph is the fluid that circulates throughout the lymphatic system. The lymph is formed when the interstitial fluid is collected through lymph capillaries. As the blood and the surrounding cells continually add and remove substances from the interstitial fluid, its composition continually changes and it changes into lymph fluid. It is then transported through lymph vessels to lymph nodes before emptying ultimately into the right or the left subclavian vein, where it mixes back with blood. Lymph returns protein and excess interstitial fluid to the circulation. Lymph may pick up bacteria and bring them to lymph nodes where they are destroyed. Metastatic cancer cells can also be transported via lymph. Lymph also transports fats from the digestive system. The word lymph is derived from the name of the Roman deity of fresh water, Lympha.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
limf, n. water: a colourless or faintly-yellowish fluid in animal bodies, of a rather saltish taste, and with an alkaline reaction.—n. Lymphangī′tis (see Weed, 3).—adj. Lymphat′ic, pertaining to lymph.—n. a vessel which conveys the lymph.—adjs. Lymph′y, Lymph′oid. [L. lympha.]
Is the fluid that circulates throughout the lymphatic system.
Since the lymph is derived from the interstitial fluid, its composition continually changes as the blood and the surrounding cells continually exchange substances with the interstitial fluid.Submitted by MC Harmonious on May 14, 2015
The numerical value of lymph in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of lymph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of lymph in a Sentence
They took 32 lymph nodes out of my arm.
Little crystals get into your lymphatic system. ... After many years, they block it so the lymph can't draw back and your foot swells up.
I found out something was wrong because my right leg swelled up enormously, they did an ultrasound and found I was completely full of these lymph nodes. It was stage IV large-cell lymphoma.
I have a tumor behind my skull. I have a tumor on my sacrum. I have one on my [cervical] spine somewhere, and on my liver and my lymph node and my left breast, it’s just hard. I just, I don’t want to die.
You have no idea what fear is until you have a cancer that's already spread to your lymph nodes, patients will say in disbelief, 'but I just had a mammogram and it was normal.' They can't believe how advanced it is. Dense breast notification is bringing up a whole conversation about risk that wouldn't come up otherwise.
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- limfaCatalan, Valencian
- λέμφος, λύμφηGreek
- imuneste, lymfaFinnish
- vessi, sogæðavökviIcelandic
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