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lacteal

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 and Etymology of lacteal

Latin lacteus of milk, from lact-, lac


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lacteal

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


Medical Dictionary

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lacteal

adjective lac·te·al \ ˈlak-tē-əl \

medical Definition of lacteal

1 : relating to, consisting of, producing, or resembling milk
  • lacteal fluid
2 a : conveying or containing a milky fluid (as chyle)
  • a lacteal channel
b : of or relating to the lacteals
  • impaired lacteal function

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lacteal

noun

medical Definition of lacteal

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

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