Pronunciation: (limf), [key]
1. Anat., Physiol.a clear yellowish, slightly alkaline, coagulable fluid, containing white blood cells in a liquid resembling blood plasma, that is derived from the tissues of the body and conveyed to the bloodstream by the lymphatic vessels.
2. Archaic.the sap of a plant.
3. Archaic.a stream or spring of clear, pure water.
var. of lympho- before a vowel: lymphoma.
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