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lym·phat·ic sys·tem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lymphatic system, systema lymphaticumnoun

    the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body

Wiktionary

  1. lymphatic systemnoun

    In mammals, including humans, a network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes that transport fluid, fats, proteins, and lymphocytes to the bloodstream as lymph, and remove microorganisms and other debris from tissues.

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  1. lymphatic system

    The lymphatic system is a network of tissues, vessels and organs that work together to move a fluid called lymph from the tissues to the bloodstream. This system is a crucial part of the body's immune system as it helps fight off diseases and infections. It comprises lymph vessels, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus, and tonsils. It is also responsible for managing the fluid levels in the body, absorbing digestive tract fats and removing cellular waste.

Wikidata

  1. Lymphatic system

    The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system, comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph directionally towards the heart. The lymphatic system was first described in the seventeenth century independently by Olaus Rudbeck and Thomas Bartholin. The lymph system is not a closed system. The circulatory system processes an average of 20 liters of blood per day through capillary filtration which removes plasma while leaving the blood cells. Roughly 17 liters of the filtered plasma actually get reabsorbed directly into the blood vessels, while the remaining 3 liters are left behind in the interstitial fluid. The primary function of the lymph system is to provide an accessory route for these excess 3 liters per day to get returned to the blood. Lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. Lymphatic organs play an important part in the immune system, having a considerable overlap with the lymphoid system. Lymphoid tissue is found in many organs, particularly the lymph nodes, and in the lymphoid follicles associated with the digestive system such as the tonsils. Lymphoid tissues contain lymphocytes, but they also contain other types of cells for support. The system also includes all the structures dedicated to the circulation and production of lymphocytes, which includes the spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and the lymphoid tissue associated with the digestive system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lymphatic System

    A system of organs and tissues that process and transport immune cells and LYMPH.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lymphatic system in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lymphatic system in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lymphatic system in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm Hudson:

    It could pass into our blood or lymphatic system and end up in our organs, those plastic particles are little time bombs waiting to break down small enough to be absorbed by wildlife or by people and then potentially have harmful consequences.

  2. Philipp Schwabl:

    Of particular concern is what this means to us, and especially patients with gastrointestinal diseases, while the highest plastic concentrations in animal studies have been found in the gut, the smallest microplastic particles are capable of entering the blood stream, lymphatic system and may even reach the liver.

  3. David Mabey:

    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.


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