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lymph

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From French lymphe, from Latin lympha (water, water nymph), from Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē, nymph) (English nymph), of unknown origin.

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lymph (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, poetical) Pure water.
  2. (physiology, immunology) A colourless, watery, bodily fluid carried by the lymphatic system, that consists mainly of white blood cells.
  3. Discharge from a sore, inflammation etc.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 268:
      She lay face-down, an infected puncture point on the inside of her thigh oozing a faint lymph.

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