Lymphatic temperament
Lymphatic Lym*phat"ic, a. [L. lymphaticus distracted, frantic: cf. F. lymphatique] pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph. [1913 Webster]

2. Madly enthusiastic; frantic. [Obs.] `` Lymphatic rapture. '' --Sir T. Herbert. [See {Lymphate}.] [1913 Webster]

{Lymphatic gland} (Anat.), one of the solid glandlike bodies connected with the lymphatics or the lacteals; -- called also {lymphatic ganglion}, and {conglobate gland}.

{Lymphatic temperament} (Old Physiol.), a temperament in which the lymphatic system seems to predominate, that is, a system in which the complexion lacks color and the tissues seem to be of loose texture; hence, a temperament lacking energy, inactive, indisposed to exertion or excitement. See {Temperament}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lymphatic — Lym*phat ic, a. [L. lymphaticus distracted, frantic: cf. F. lymphatique] pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph. [1913 Webster] 2. Madly enthusiastic; frantic. [Obs.] Lymphatic rapture. Sir T. Herbert. [See {Lymphate}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lymphatic ganglion — Lymphatic Lym*phat ic, a. [L. lymphaticus distracted, frantic: cf. F. lymphatique] pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph. [1913 Webster] 2. Madly enthusiastic; frantic. [Obs.] Lymphatic rapture. Sir T. Herbert. [See {Lymphate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lymphatic gland — Lymphatic Lym*phat ic, a. [L. lymphaticus distracted, frantic: cf. F. lymphatique] pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph. [1913 Webster] 2. Madly enthusiastic; frantic. [Obs.] Lymphatic rapture. Sir T. Herbert. [See {Lymphate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lymphatic — 1. Pertaining to lymph. 2. A vascular channel that transports lymph. 3. Sometimes used to pertain to a sluggish or phlegmatic characteristic. SYN: vas lymphaticum. [L. lymphaticus, frenzied; Mod. L. use, of or for lymph] afferent l. a l. vessel… …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphatic — /lɪmˈfætɪk/ (say lim fatik) adjective 1. relating to, containing, or conveying lymph: a lymphatic vessel. 2. denoting, relating to, or having a temperament characterised by sluggishness of thought and action, formerly supposed to be due to an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lymphatic — lym·phat·ic || lɪm fætɪk adj. of or pertaining to lymph or a lymph vessel; having a phlegmatic temperament, tending to be calm and sluggish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Phlegmatic temperament — Phlegmatic Phleg*mat ic, a. [L. phlegmaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. phlegmatique.] 1. Watery. [Obs.] Aqueous and phlegmatic. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution. Harvey. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conglobate gland — Lymphatic Lym*phat ic, a. [L. lymphaticus distracted, frantic: cf. F. lymphatique] pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph. [1913 Webster] 2. Madly enthusiastic; frantic. [Obs.] Lymphatic rapture. Sir T. Herbert. [See {Lymphate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phlegmatic — Phleg*mat ic, a. [L. phlegmaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. phlegmatique.] 1. Watery. [Obs.] Aqueous and phlegmatic. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution. Harvey. [1913 Webster] 3. Generating …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lymphatism — ˈlim(p)fəˌtizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary lymphat (from lymphatic) (I) + ism 1. : lymphatic temperament …   Useful english dictionary

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