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chyle

 [kīl]
the milky fluid taken up by the lacteals from the intestine during digestion, consisting of lymph and triglyceride fat (chylomicrons) in a stable emulsion, and conveyed by the thoracic duct to empty into the venous system.

chyle

(kīl), Do not confuse this word with chyme.
A turbid white or pale yellow fluid taken up by the lacteals from the intestine during digestion and carried by the lymphatic system through the thoracic duct into the circulation. Its milky appearance is due to chylomicrons in the lymph.
[G. chylos, juice]

chyle

(kīl) the milky fluid taken up by the lacteals from food in the intestine, consisting of an emulsion of lymph and triglyceride fat (chylomicrons); it passes into the veins by the thoracic duct and mixes with blood.

chyle

(kīl)
n.
A milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fat extracted from chyme by the lacteals during digestion and passed to the bloodstream through the thoracic duct.

chy·la′ceous (kī-lā′shəs), chy′lous (kī′ləs) adj.

chyle

[kīl]
Etymology: Gk, chylos, juice
the cloudy or turbid, white or pale yellow liquid products of digestion taken up by the small intestine. Consisting mainly of emulsified fats, chyle passes through fingerlike projections in the small intestine, called lacteals, and into the lymphatic system for transport to the venous circulation at the thoracic duct in the neck. Also called chylus. chylous, adj.

chyle

(kīl)
A turbid white or pale yellow fluid taken up by the lacteals from the intestine during digestion and carried by the lymphatic system through the thoracic duct into the circulation.
[G. chylos, juice]

chyle

A milky alkaline fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fat that is absorbed into fine ducts called lacteals in the lining of the intestine after a fatty meal. Chyle is carried by lymph vessels into the bloodstream.

chyle

the form of food after passage through the mammalian SMALL INTESTINE, forming an alkaline, fluid emulsion.

chyle

the milky fluid taken up by the lacteals from the intestine during digestion, consisting of lymph and triglyceride fat (chylomicrons) in a stable emulsion, and conveyed by the thoracic duct to empty into the venous system.
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The contemporary management of chyle leak following cervical thoracic duct damage.
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In "Driver, Driver" the persona addresses, apparently, an ambulance driver, urging the person on because "My guts are full of chyme and chyle, of Time and bile" (246, 1.
of digesting all its food into healthy chyle (January 1820: 11) and
In the small bowel mesentery, the spaces may be filled with chyle and are called chylous lymphangioma.
Digestion was largely understood in the early nineteenth century as a two-step process whereby heterogenous foodstuffs were transformed into successively homogenous materials, into chyme in the stomach and chyle in the small intestine.
A cumulative total of 5400 cc of chyle was removed on an outpatient basis for symptomatic relief of recurrent left-sided chylothoraces.
The high-resolution ultrasonographic imaging has been reported to assess the diameters, structures, and chyle flows of normal TD.
Other reported complications like recurrent thyrotoxicosis, chyle leak, tracheal collapse and Horner's syndrome were not seen in our study.