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Definition of "lymphatic" []

  • Of or relating to lymph, a lymph vessel, or a lymph node. (adjective)
  • Lacking energy or vitality; sluggish. (adjective)
  • A vessel that conveys lymph. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lymphatic" in a sentence
  • "It's believed to be caused by nonliving proteins called prions, which accumulate in lymphatic and nerve tissue and literally create holes in the victim's brain (hence the "sponge" of "spongiform")."
  • "As the invading germs pass into the body, they travel most commonly through the lymph-channels and skin; are arrested and threatened with destruction by the so-called lymphatic glands, or lymph-nodes."
  • "These lacteal and lymphatic vessels are furnished with numerous valves to prevent the return of the fluids, which they absorb, and terminate in glands, called lymphatic glands, and may hence be considered as long necks or mouths belonging to these glands."