lymphatic

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph; absorbent.

Part of speech: noun

An absorbent vessel.

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Usage examples "lymphatic":

  1. The lymphatic glands in the region are swollen, and the swelling of the limb pits on pressure. - "Common Diseases of Farm Animals", R. A. Craig, D. V. M..
  2. Between the sponge- like organizations of the lymphatic and the vigorous iron muscles of such men as are destined for a long life, what a margin for errors for the single inflexible system of a lowering treatment to commit; a system that reduces the capacities of the human frame, which you always conclude have been over- excited. - "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
  3. He read now very plainly that his charge, to go back to the old philosophy of human nature which reckoned man to be composed of the four elements, had a great deal of the fire and the air in her composition, with little of the heaviness of the earth, and as little as possible of the lymphatic quality. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.