chyle


chyle

noun \ˈkī(-ə)l\

Definition of CHYLE

:  lymph that is milky from emulsified fats, characteristically present in the lacteals, and most apparent during intestinal absorption of fats
chy·lous \ˈkī-ləs\ adjective

Origin of CHYLE

Late Latin chylus, from Greek chylos juice, chyle; akin to Greek chein to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 1541

chyle

noun \ˈkī(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHYLE

: lymph that is milky from emulsified fats, characteristically present in the lacteals, and most apparent during intestinal absorption of fats

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