lymphatically, adv.
/lim fat"ik/, adj.
1. pertaining to, containing, or conveying lymph.
2. (of persons) having the characteristics, as flabbiness or sluggishness, formerly believed to be due to an excess of lymph in the system.
3. a lymphatic vessel.
[1640-50; < NL lymphaticus. See LYMPH-, -ATIC]

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