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 \

Definition of chylifactive

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Chylifactive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chylifactive. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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