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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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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
chyleA 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
chylethe form of food after passage through the mammalian SMALL INTESTINE, forming an alkaline, fluid emulsion.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005