adjective chy·li·fac·tive \-tiv\
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\-t(ə)rē, -ri\ or


\(ˈ)kī¦lifik\ or


Definition of chylifactive

  1. :  producing or converting into chyle :  having the power to form chyle

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Origin and Etymology of chylifactive

chylifactive from chyl- + -factive; chylifactory from chyl- + -factory (from Latin factus—past participle of facere to do—+ English -ory); chylific from New Latin chylificus, from chyl- + Latin -ficus -fic; chylificatory alteration (influenced by chylification) of chylifactory — more at do

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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