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. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

Subsets

efo_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • 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.
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 exact synonym
  • lymphatic system
  • lymphatic tree system
has related synonym
  • lymporeticular system
has relational adjective
  • lymporeticular
id
  • UBERON:0006558