An organ system subdivision that is a network of vessels capable of removing accumulating protein and fluid from the interstitial space and returning it to the vascular space. In some species, this network is connected to the immune system via lymph nodes and lymphocyte-producing organs, with the whole being the lymphoid system. [ ]

Synonyms: lymphatic tree system lymphatic system

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Term information


efo_slim, pheno_slim

editor note

consider merging with lymph vasculature

external definition

Part of the circulatory system which consists of a series of vessels which collect blood (exclusive of erythrocytes) which seep through capillary walls and return it to the veins.[AAO]

external ontology notes

in FMA this is part of the cardiovascular system, but here we treat the CV system as a separate component of the circulatory system from the lymphatic system

has related synonym

lymporeticular system

has relational adjective