• WordNet 3.6
    • n lymph a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lymph (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 (Physiol. Chem) A fluid containing certain products resulting from the growth of specific microorganisms upon some culture medium, and supposed to be possessed of curative properties.
    • Lymph 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."
    • Lymph (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lymph Pure, clear water, or any fluid similarly transparent.
    • n lymph In physiology, a fluid in animal bodies, contained in certain vessels called lymphatics. Lymph is, like the blood, an alkaline fluid, consisting of a plasma and corpuscles, and coagulates by the formation of fibrin. The lymph differs from the blood in its corpuscles being of the colorless kind, and in the very small proportion of its solid constituents, which amount to only about 5 per cent. of its weight. Lymph may, in fact, be regarded as blood minus its red corpuscles and diluted with water so as to be somewhat less dense than the serum of blood, which contains about 8 per cent. of solid matter.
    • n lymph Any antitoxic serum, as vaccine virus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lymph limf water: a colourless or faintly-yellowish fluid in animal bodies, of a rather saltish taste, and with an alkaline reaction
    • n Lymph a vessel which conveys the lymph
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lympha,: cf. F. lymphe,


In literature:

If the lymph-nodes can conquer the germs and eat them up, the swelling goes down and the pain disappears.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
The long, seared grasses clung to every bough Whose trailing robe hung near the sluggish lymph.
"Stories in Verse" by Henry Abbey
They wanted to get through the cells to the lymph-passages, thence on to the brain and spinal marrow.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
The next day the swelling and pain were diminished, and a little lymph flowed from the wound.
"An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers" by John Higginbottom
It is pitiful to see your learned lymph oozing from your pores as if it were mere vulgar moisture.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Lymph was taken with them so that his wife could vaccinate him if it should become necessary.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
That is, if somebody didn't crack up, or get lymph node swellings that wouldn't reduce, and if you didn't have to try to play nursemaid.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
It was difficult to get lymph in good order at so distant a place; the sea voyage often rendered it useless.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
The treatment consists in excising the growth and the associated lymph glands as early and as freely as possible.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The former cells are increased to twice, the lymph cells to four times their normal amount.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich

In poetry:

Did Cytherea to the skies
From this pellucid lymph arise?
Or was it Cytherea's touch,
When bathing here, that made it such?
"On A Bath," by William Cowper
And here from bank, and there from bed,
Down the mad rillet's jubilant lymph,
The lavish violet's odors shed
In breathings of a fountain nymph.
"An Antique" by Madison Julius Cawein
All down the hill the yellow teeth of stumps
Stud the tramped moss and broken willow herb;
The piled long bolls point northward to the Pole,
Their fragrant lymph seeping from broken veins.
"Tree Felling" by George Woodcock

In news:

And there are VALVES that keep the Lymph Fluid from flowing backward.
The first lymph node tumor was found in Levi's throat but now it has spread to the lymph nodes in his armpits, too.
A new procedure may allow surgeons to reduce the number of lymph nodes removed in breast cancer surgery, sparing women some pain and possible complications.
Doctors routinely remove the lymph nodes around the armpit in case breast cancer has spread to them.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder BRETT BUTLER is looking forward to a complete recovery after learning that 49 of 50 lymph nodes removed from his neck are not cancerous, a close friend said yesterday.
A Painful Lymph Illness Often Follows Cancer.
Pat Malone had her lymph nodes removed as part of her breast cancer treatment, and for almost a decade she managed to keep her lymphedema , a chronic condition that causes swelling from an accumulation of fluid, under control.
Minimally Invasive Lymph Node Dissection Offers Advantages In Treating Breast Cancer.
Minimally Invasive Lymph Node Dissection In Breast Cancer Has Advantages Over Conventional Surgery.
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome in the United States.
Nocturnal Fever, Swollen Lymph Nodes, Joint Pain.
This tumor most commonly arises in the major salivary glands, mainly in the parotid gland, and rarely metastasizes to regional lymph nodes .
Removing the cancerous lymph nodes proved unnecessary because the women in the study had chemotherapy and radiation, which probably wiped out any disease in the nodes , the researchers said.
There, she learned that she had cancer, and that it had metastasized to her lymph nodes.
Lymphoreticular tissues (68 tonsils , 64 spleens, and 40 lymph nodes) were obtained at necropsy from patients affected by prion disease and from neurological and normal controls.

In science:

They activate TL of tonsils or skin lymph nodes. PG-specific TL are selected due to contacts with PG+Mo (transformed to PG+MoDC).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
It occurs during the chronically increased PAMP-load (in particular at ET). Traffic F+DC and F+CD16+Mo into spleen and/or into lymph nodes is thus reduced and, as consequence, the level of the humoral answer decreases.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Fractionation of blood monocytes under chronic PAMP-load After the exit from the bone marrow monocytes stay in the blood flow before they will be involved into tissues or lymph nodes.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Monocytes with increased expression of CCR7 carry endocytosed F-content into lymph nodes, while in blood flow mainly remain monocytes with lowered expression of CCR7. In the activated fraction there are monocytes F(+)TNF-alpha(+)S(-)Mo which not completely degraded F-content.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
The lymph nodes are a meeting point between various cells and they respond to events in the network through releasing immune cells and antigens.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security