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1lacteal

adjective lac·te·al \ˈlak-tē-əl\

Definition of LACTEAL

1
:  relating to, consisting of, producing, or resembling milk
2
a :  conveying or containing a milky fluid
b :  of or relating to the lacteals

Origin of LACTEAL

Latin lacteus of milk, from lact-, lac
First Known Use: 1633

2lacteal

noun

Definition of LACTEAL

:  any of the lymphatic vessels arising from the villi of the small intestine and conveying chyle to the thoracic duct

First Known Use of LACTEAL

1680

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