Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Clear or slightly yellow, plasmalike fluid that flows through lymphatic vessels and is derived from tissue fluids. Lymph is occasionally of a light rose color from the presence of red blood corpuscles and is often opalescent from particles of fat (chyle). Another primary constituent of lymph is white blood cells, especially lymphocytes. Lymph is collected from all parts of the body and returned to the blood via the lymphatic drainage system.

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