Definitions for: Lymph


[n] a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels



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

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

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.

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.

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.


Lymph, n. (Physiol. Chem.)
A fluid containing certain products resulting from the growth
of specific micro["o]rganisms upon some culture medium, and
supposed to be possessed of curative properties.

See Also: bodily fluid, body fluid, cardiovascular system, chyle, circulatory system, humor, humour, liquid body substance

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