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glossary:lymphatics

Lymphatics:

(1) Larger lymph vessels that are formed when several lymphatic_capillaries join together; also known as lymph veins.

(2) Small thin channels similar to blood vessels that do not carry blood, but collect and carry tissue fluid (called lymph) from the body to ultimately drain back into the bloodstream.

(3) The vast network of vascular channels that drain all tissues, process the drained fluid through lymph nodes and ultimately return the fluid to the blood.

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