neurolymph

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

neuro- +‎ lymph?

Noun[edit]

neurolymph (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) cerebrospinal fluid
    • 1949, B. M. Harrison, The dissection of the shark (The dogfish, squalus acanthias)[1], page iv:
      The spinal cord lies in the vertebral canal, and within the cord is the neurocele or neural canal. Both of these canals normally contain neurolymph.
    • 1902, F. H. Gerrish, A Text-book of anatomy by American authors[2], page 514:
      The fluid is called cerebrospinal fluid, cephalo-rachidian (" head-spine") fluid, or neurolymph ("nerve-water")..

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