Lymph corpuscles
Lymph Lymph, n. [L. lympha: cf. F. lymphe.] 1. A spring of water; hence, water, or a pure, transparent liquid like water. [1913 Webster]

A fountain bubbled up, whose lymph serene Nothing of earthly mixture might distain. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) 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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) 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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Physiol. Chem.) A fluid containing certain products resulting from the growth of specific microorganisms upon some culture medium, and supposed to be possessed of curative properties. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Lymph corpuscles} (Anat.), finely granular nucleated cells, identical with the colorless blood corpuscles, present in the lymph and chyle.

{Lymph duct} (Anat.), a lymphatic.

{Lymph heart}. See Note under {Heart}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]


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