lymph
noun Etymology: Latin lympha, water goddess, water, perhaps modification of Greek nymphē nymph — more at nuptial Date: circa 1673 1. archaic the sap of plants 2. [New Latin lympha, from Latin, water] a usually clear coagulable fluid that passes from intercellular spaces of body tissue into the lymphatic vessels, is discharged into the blood by way of the thoracic duct, and resembles blood plasma in containing white blood cells and especially lymphocytes but normally few red blood cells and no platelets

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  • Lymph — is the fluid that is formed as the interstitial fluid enters the lymph vessels by filtration. The lymph then travels to at least one lymph node before emptying ultimately into the right or the left subclavian vein, where it mixes back with blood …   Wikipedia

  • lymph — lymph·ad·e·ni·tis; lymph·ad·e·no·ma; lymph·ad·e·nop·a·thy; lymph·ad·e·no·sis; lymph·an·gi·o·ma; lymph·ede·ma; lymph·oid; lymph·ous; peri·lymph; …   English syllables

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lymph- — lymph(o) ♦ Élément, du lat. lympha ou de lymphe. ⇒LYMPH(O) , (LYMPH , LYMPHO )élém. de compos. Élém. représentant le subst. lymphe dans la constr. de termes de méd. et de biol. A. [Les mots constr. sont des subst.] 1. [Le 2e élém. existe aussi… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lymph... — lymph..., Lymph... vgl. ↑lympho..., Lympho …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • lymph — 1725 in physiology sense, colorless fluid found in the body, from Fr. lymphe, from L. lympha water, clear water, a goddess of water, variant of lumpæ waters, altered by influence of Gk. nymphe goddess of a spring, nymph. The word was used earlier …   Etymology dictionary

  • lymph — lymph. См. лимфа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • lymph — [lımf] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: lympha water goddess, water , from Greek nymphe; NYMPH] a clear liquid that is formed in your body and passes into your blood system to fight against infection >lymphatic [lımˈfætık] adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lymph — [ lımf ] noun uncount a clear liquid in your body that destroys harmful bacteria …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lymph — ► NOUN 1) a colourless fluid containing white blood cells, which bathes the tissues and drains through the lymphatic system into the bloodstream. 2) fluid exuding from a sore or inflamed tissue. ORIGIN Latin lympha, limpa water …   English terms dictionary

  • lymph — [limf] n. [L lympha, spring water, altered (infl. by Gr nymphē: see NYMPH) < OL limpa, lumpa, orig. < ? Gr nymphē] 1. Archaic a spring of clear water 2. a clear, yellowish fluid resembling blood plasma, found in intercellular spaces and in… …   English World dictionary

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