[lim-fat-ik] /lɪmˈfæt ɪk/
pertaining to, containing, or conveying .
(of persons) having the characteristics, as flabbiness or sluggishness, formerly believed to be due to an excess of in the system.
a lymphatic vessel.
of, relating to, or containing lymph: the lymphatic vessels
of or relating to the lymphatic system
sluggish or lacking vigour
a lymphatic vessel
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)
Of or relating to lymph, a lymph node, or a lymphatic vessel. n.
A lymphatic vessel.
- Lymphatic corpuscle
lymphatic corpuscle n. Variant of lymph corpuscle.
- Lymphatic duct
lymphatic duct n. Either of the two terminal lymph vessels that convey lymph to the bloodstream: right and left.
- Lymphatic leukemia
lymphatic leukemia n. See lymphocytic leukemia.
lymphaticostomy lym·phat·i·cos·to·my (lĭm-fāt’ĭ-kŏs’tə-mē) n. Surgical construction of an opening into a lymphatic duct.
- Lymphatic plexus
lymphatic plexus n. A network of lymphatic capillaries that usually lack valves and join to form one or more larger lymphatic vessels that drain to lymph nodes.