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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.

[French, from Late Latin chȳlus, from Greek khūlos, juice; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

chy·la′ceous (kī-lā′shəs), chy′lous (kī′ləs) adj.
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Adj.1.chylous - consisting of chyle or having the properties of chyle


a. quiloso-a, que contiene quilo o de la naturaleza de éste.
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1) A chylous effusion is usually related to malignancies, or surgically or otherwise traumatised thoracic duct or its tributaries, but it can also be caused by TB or sarcoidosis.
2007 L pneumothorax Betadine pleurodesis Successful R: right, L: left, chy: chylous effusion, hg: ligation, px: pneumothorax, lv: intravenous, TPN: total parenteral nutrition