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. [ ZFA:0005105 ]

Synonyms: set of lymphatic vessels lymphatic trunks and ducts lymphatic vasculature lymphatic vessels set lymphatic vessel network trunci et ductus lymphatici

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Term information

database cross reference
  • ZFA:0005105
  • FMA:63815
  • TAO:0005105
Subsets

vertebrate_core

latin term
trunci et ductus lymphatici [ FMA:TA FMA:63815 ]

plural term
lymph vessels [ ZFA:0005105 ]

editor note

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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]

has related synonym

lymph vessels

id

UBERON:0004536

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