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lymph ves·sels

[TA]
the vessels that convey the lymph; they anastomose freely with each other.

lymph vessels

lymph ves·sels

(limf ves'ĕlz) [TA]
These vessels form a network of thin-walled vessels that have many lymphatic valves; the vessels convey lymph nearly bodywide and anastomose freely with each other.
Synonym(s): vasa lymphatica, lymphatic vessels.

Lymph vessels

Part of the lymphatic system, these vessels connect lymph capillaries with the lymph nodes; they carry lymph, a thin, watery fluid resembling blood plasma and containing white blood cells.
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