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Lymphatic temperament


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lymphatic temperament (Old Physiol) a temperament in which the lymphatic system seems to predominate, that is, a system in which the complexion lacks color and the tissues seem to be of loose texture; hence, a temperament lacking energy, inactive, indisposed to exertion or excitement. See Temperament.
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In literature:

In other words, the lymphatic temperament is essentially despondent, and the rhapsodic is bilious.
"Father Goriot" by Honore de Balzac
She was tall, stout, and well made, of lymphatic temperament, and yet strong passions.
"Vikram and the Vampire" by Richard F. Burton
But between them there was the difference of the nervous temperament and the lymphatic.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Profuse menstruation is very prone to occur in young women of a lymphatic temperament, whose organs are sleazy in texture.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
If one sister be sanguine in her temperament, the other must be lymphatic.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
On the other hand, if he responds in a slow, sluggish manner, he is said to have a sluggish, or lymphatic, temperament.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
That blood-letting and the debilitating treatment should be rejected, when the subject is endowed with a lymphatic temperament.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Mr. Malcolm was of average height, of a lymphatic temperament, and of modest and retiring manners.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
The predominance of the abdominal cavity indicates the lymphatic temperament.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
All depends on temperament, and whether the nervous, fibrous, sanguine, or lymphatic element preponderates.
"Riding for Ladies" by W. A. Kerr