Lymph from latin ‘’ lympha ’’ ~ water ~
Lymph is a clear fluid that contains lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights germs, foreign substances and abnormal cells, like cancer cells.
Lymph also has macrophages, another type of white blood cell that helps fight infection.
Lymph collects some waste products, bacteria and damaged cells from inside the body’s tissues so they can be removed from the body or destroyed.
Lymph drains into lymph vessels that carry lymph to lymph nodes. Lymph nodes clean the lymph and add more lymphocytes to the lymph.