chylifactive

adjective

chy·​li·​fac·​tive
-tiv
variants or chylifactory
-t(ə)rē,
-ri
or chylific
(ˈ)kī¦lifik
or chylificatory
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗fə̇kəˌtōrē,
-ȯr-,
⸗¦⸗⸗¦kātərē
: producing or converting into chyle : having the power to form chyle

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Chylifactive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chylifactive. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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