The bone marrow of the dead soldiers was depleted dramatically, and their lymph nodes had shriveled away.
She took my arm and mimicked one of these “lymph massages” at one point, gently rubbing the skin of my wrist.
First, bubonic (rhymes with pneumonic but is altogether different) is a local infection sequestered in a lymph node.
The only way to move your lymph, and the extra load of toxins from your giant meal, is to move your muscles.
The lymph system serves to gather and remove cellular toxins.
What the plasma is to the blood, the lymph is to the nerves.
At the same time the movement of the lymph stream is accelerated.
The organisms are carried to the lymph nodes, which, acting as filters, retain them and for a time prevent a further extension.
But these lymph cells do not always stay in the lymph glands.
In many instances it has a succulent look, but no lymph can be obtained on puncturing it.
1725 in physiology sense, "colorless fluid found in the body," from French lymphe, from Latin lympha "water, clear water, a goddess of water," variant of lumpæ "waters," altered by influence of Greek nymphe "goddess of a spring, nymph." The word was used earlier in English in the classical sense "pure water, water" (1620s), also (1670s) with reference to colorless fluids in plants. Also see lymphatic. Lymph node is attested from 1892.
A clear, watery, sometimes faintly yellowish fluid derived from body tissues that contains white blood cells and circulates throughout the lymphatic system, returning to the venous bloodstream through the thoracic duct. Lymph acts to remove bacteria and certain proteins from the tissues, transport fat from the small intestine, and supply mature lymphocytes to the blood.
Variant of lympho-.