A vessel that contains or conveys lymph, that originates as an interfibrillar or intercellular cleft or space in a tissue or organ, and that if small has no distinct walls or walls composed only of endothelial cells and if large resembles a vein in structure[BTO]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphatic_vessel http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0000752 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • A vessel that contains or conveys lymph, that originates as an interfibrillar or intercellular cleft or space in a tissue or organ, and that if small has no distinct walls or walls composed only of endothelial cells and if large resembles a vein in structure[BTO].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Illu_lymph_capillary.jpg
dubious for taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_8342
external definition
  • A network of blunt ended vessels lacking direct connection to the blood vascular system. These vessels collect and drain fluids and macromolecules from interstitial spaces throughout the animal. They derive from a subpopulation of endothelial cells and have walls that are much thinner than the blood carrying vessels. Lymphatic vessels are usually classified as either superficial or deep.[TAO]
  • A vessel that contains or conveys lymph.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • lymph vessel
has related synonym
  • vas lymphaticum
homology notes
  • Tetrapods have evolved distinct lymphatic systems, in which lymphatic capillaries help drain most of the tissues of the body.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001473
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606