- \ \  Despite its Greek appearance, lymph comes, perhaps via French, from Latin. Its distant ancestor was Latin limpa or lumpa, which meant ‘water’. And that was the original sense of English lymph; not until the 18th century was it used for ‘clear bodily fluid’. The alteration of the Latin word to lympha appears to have been due to association with Greek númphē ‘nymph’.\ \ English limpid  comes from Latin limpidus ‘clear’, which may have been related to limpa.
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Lymph — is the fluid that is formed as the interstitial fluid enters the lymph vessels by filtration. The lymph then travels to at least one lymph node before emptying ultimately into the right or the left subclavian vein, where it mixes back with blood … Wikipedia
lymph — lymph·ad·e·ni·tis; lymph·ad·e·no·ma; lymph·ad·e·nop·a·thy; lymph·ad·e·no·sis; lymph·an·gi·o·ma; lymph·ede·ma; lymph·oid; lymph·ous; peri·lymph; … English syllables
Lymph — Lymph, n. [L. lympha: cf. F. lymphe.] 1. A spring of water; hence, water, or a pure, transparent liquid like water. [1913 Webster] A fountain bubbled up, whose lymph serene Nothing of earthly mixture might distain. Trench. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lymph- — lymph(o) ♦ Élément, du lat. lympha ou de lymphe. ⇒LYMPH(O) , (LYMPH , LYMPHO )élém. de compos. Élém. représentant le subst. lymphe dans la constr. de termes de méd. et de biol. A. [Les mots constr. sont des subst.] 1. [Le 2e élém. existe aussi… … Encyclopédie Universelle
lymph|e|de|ma — «LIHM fih DEE muh», noun. edema caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid: »In lymphedema there is insufficient drainage of fluid, and proteins (Scientific American). ╂[< New Latin lympha lymph + edema] … Useful english dictionary
lymph... — lymph..., Lymph... vgl. ↑lympho..., Lympho … Das große Fremdwörterbuch
lymph — 1725 in physiology sense, colorless fluid found in the body, from Fr. lymphe, from L. lympha water, clear water, a goddess of water, variant of lumpæ waters, altered by influence of Gk. nymphe goddess of a spring, nymph. The word was used earlier … Etymology dictionary
lymph — lymph. См. лимфа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
lymph — [lımf] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: lympha water goddess, water , from Greek nymphe; NYMPH] a clear liquid that is formed in your body and passes into your blood system to fight against infection >lymphatic [lımˈfætık] adj … Dictionary of contemporary English
lymph — [ lımf ] noun uncount a clear liquid in your body that destroys harmful bacteria … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
lymph — ► NOUN 1) a colourless fluid containing white blood cells, which bathes the tissues and drains through the lymphatic system into the bloodstream. 2) fluid exuding from a sore or inflamed tissue. ORIGIN Latin lympha, limpa water … English terms dictionary