Lymphatic



[lim-fat-ik] /lɪmˈfæt ɪk/

adjective
1.
pertaining to, containing, or conveying .
2.
(of persons) having the characteristics, as flabbiness or sluggishness, formerly believed to be due to an excess of in the system.
noun
3.
a lymphatic vessel.
/lɪmˈfætɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or containing lymph: the lymphatic vessels
2.
of or relating to the lymphatic system
3.
sluggish or lacking vigour
noun
4.
a lymphatic vessel
adj.

1640s, from Latin lymphaticus, from lympha (see lymph). Also sometimes used in the classical Latin sense “mad, frenzied,” which was the primary sense of lymphaticus in Latin: OED reports this “difficult to account for,” but perhaps due to association of lympha with nymphe; cf. Greek nymphian “to be frenzy-stricken.”

lymphatic lym·phat·ic (lĭm-fāt’ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to lymph, a lymph node, or a lymphatic vessel. n.
A lymphatic vessel.

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