Associations to the word «Lymph»
LYMPH, noun. (obsolete) (poetical) Pure water.
LYMPH, noun. (physiology) (immunology) A colourless, watery, bodily fluid carried by the lymphatic system, that consists mainly of white blood cells.
LYMPH, noun. Discharge from a sore, inflammation etc.
LYMPH GLAND, noun. (informal) An alternative name for a lymph node.
LYMPH GLANDS, noun. Plural of lymph gland
LYMPH NODE, noun. (anatomy) (immunology) Small oval bodies of the lymphatic system, distributed along the lymphatic vessels, that are clustered in the armpits, groin, neck, chest and abdomen. They act as filters, with an internal honeycomb of connective tissue filled with lymphocytes and macrophages that collect and destroy bacteria, viruses and foreign matter from lymph. When the body is fighting an infection, these lymphocytes multiply rapidly and produce a characteristic swelling of the lymph nodes.
LYMPH NODES, noun. Plural of lymph node
LYMPH VESSEL, noun. (anatomy) A thin-walled vessel that carries lymph through the lymphatic system
LYMPH, noun. A thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels.
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