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chyle

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noun \ˈkī(-ə)l\

Definition of chyle

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

chy·lous play \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


Medical Dictionary

chyle

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noun \ˈkī(ə)l\

Medical Definition of chyle

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




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "chyle" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "chyle"


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