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|+||====== Lymphatics: ======|
|+||(1) Larger [[lymph vessel]]s 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 [[tissue]]s, process the drained fluid through [[:|lymph nodes]] and ultimately return the fluid to the blood. |