Meaning of lymphatic system

lymphat'ic sys"tem

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the system by which lymph is returned from the cells to the blood and by which white blood cells are produced in response to inflammation or presence of antigens; in mammals, the system includes the lymph glands, vessels and sinuses through which lymph is carried, and lymphoid tissues, as bone marrow and the thymus. Also called
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