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lacteal

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adjective lac·te·al \ˈlak-tē-əl\

Definition of lacteal

  1. 1 :  relating to, consisting of, producing, or resembling milk

  2. 2a :  conveying or containing a milky fluidb :  of or relating to the lacteals

Origin and Etymology of lacteal

Latin lacteus of milk, from lact-, lac


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lacteal

noun lac·te·al

Definition of lacteal

  1. :  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

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adjective lac·te·al \ˈlak-tē-əl\

Medical Definition of lacteal

  1. 1:  relating to, consisting of, producing, or resembling milk lacteal fluid

  2. 2a:  conveying or containing a milky fluid (as chyle) a lacteal channelb:  of or relating to the lacteals impaired lacteal function


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lacteal

noun lac·te·al

Medical Definition of lacteal

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

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