lymphaticostomy lym·phat·i·cos·to·my (lĭm-fāt’ĭ-kŏs’tə-mē)
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.
- Lymphatic sinus
lymphatic sinus n. Any of the channels in a lymph node crossed by a reticulum of cells and fibers and bounded by littoral cells.
- Lymphatic tissue
noun 1. tissue, such as the lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, and thymus, that produces lymphocytes Also called lymphoid tissue lymphatic tissue n. Tissue consisting of a network of reticular fibers and cells, the meshes of which are occupied by lymphocytes. Also called adenoid tissue, lymphoid tissue.
noun 1. Anatomy, Zoology. the system by which lymph is returned from the cells to the blood and by which white blood cells are produced in response to inflammation or presence of antigens; in mammals, the system includes the lymph glands, vessels and sinuses through which lymph is carried, and lymphoid tissues, as bone marrow […]
- Lymphatic vessel
lymphatic vessel n. Any of the vascular channels that transport lymph throughout the lymphatic system and freely anastomose with one another. Also called absorbent vessel.