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lacteal

 [lak´tēl]
1. pertaining to milk.
2. any of the intestinal lymphatics that transport chyle.
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lac·te·al

(lak'tē-ăl), Avoid the mispronunciation lacte'al.
1. Relating to or resembling milk; milky.
2. A lymphatic vessel that conveys chyle. Synonym(s): chyle vessel, lacteal vessel
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lacteal

(lăk′tē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling milk.
2. Anatomy Of or relating to any of numerous minute intestinal lymph-carrying vessels that convey chyle from the intestine to lymphatic circulation and thereby to the thoracic duct.
n. Anatomy
A lacteal vessel.

lac′te·al·ly adv.
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lac·te·al

(lak'tē-ăl)
1. Relating to or resembling milk; milky.
2. A lymphatic vessel that conveys chyle from the intestine.
Synonym(s): chyle vessel, lacteal vessel.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lacteal

1. Pertaining to milk.
2. A lymph vessel that absorbs and carries emulsified fat from the small intestine to the THORACIC DUCT and hence to the bloodstream.
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