Glossary L

Lymph is tissue fluid that has entered a lymphatic vessel.

Lymph nodes are small nodules of lymphatic tissue spaced throughout the lymphatic system that help clean lymph of debris.

Lymphatic system refers to the drainage system of the body; believed to be involved in immune functioning; system that transports lymph through the body. Lymphatic system, moreover is a network of capillaries that lie along blood vessels and carry a colorless fluid called Lymph that is composed of fats, proteins, and water and holds the white blood cells (WBCs). .

Lymphocytes refers to immune system cells that attack viruses. Lymphocytes are white blood cells found in lymph that are involved in the immune function.

Lymphoma refers to cancer of the lymphoid tissues, including lymph nodes ; cancers of the Lymphatic system.