lymphatic

[lim-fat-ik]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph.
2.
(of persons) having the characteristics, as flabbiness or sluggishness, formerly believed to be due to an excess of lymph in the system.
noun
3.
a lymphatic vessel.

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin lymphāticus. See lymph-, -atic

lymphatically, adverb
nonlymphatic, adjective
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lymphatic (lɪmˈfætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or containing lymph: the lymphatic vessels
2.  of or relating to the lymphatic system
3.  sluggish or lacking vigour
 
n
4.  a lymphatic vessel
 
[C17 (meaning: mad): from Latin lymphāticus. Original meaning perhaps arose from a confusion between nymph and lymph; compare Greek numphaleptos frenzied]
 
lym'phatically
 
adv

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lymphatic
1640s, from L. lymphaticus, from lympha (see lymph). Also sometimes used in the classical L. sense "mad, frenzied."
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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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She spent much of the past year being treated for lymphatic cancer.
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