Definition of lymph noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lɪmf//
; NAmE NAmE//lɪmf//
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a clear liquid containing white blood cells that helps to clean the tissues of the body and helps to prevent infections from spreading Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally referring to pure water): from French lymphe or Latin lympha, limpa ‘water’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lymph

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