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chy·lo·mi·cron

 (kī′lō-mī′krŏn′)
n.
A lipoprotein formed in the small intestine that transports dietary fats and cholesterol through the lymphatic system to the bloodstream. Chylomicrons are larger and less dense than very low-density lipoproteins.

[chyl(e) + Greek mīkron, small thing, from neuter of mīkros, small.]
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chylomicron

(ˌkaɪləʊˈmaɪkrɒn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem a minute droplet of fat, found in blood and chyle, that is the form in which dietary fat is carried in these fluids
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chy•lo•mi•cron

(ˌkaɪ ləˈmaɪ krɒn)

n.
a lipoprotein droplet that forms in the small intestine and conveys fat to the blood.
[1921]
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Noun1.chylomicron - a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood
corpuscle, mote, particle, speck, molecule, atom - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
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chy·lo·mi·cron

n. quilomicrón, pequeña partícula de lípido vista en la sangre después de la ingestión de grasas.
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Airfuging (ultracentrifugation) will remove the chylomicra and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), which contains mainly triglycerides.
Non-HDL cholesterol is composed of LDL, intermediate-density lipoproteins, very-low-density lipoproteins, and perhaps chylomicra. LDL and intermediate-density lipoproteins are highly atherogenic.
Non-HDL cholesterol is comprised of LDL, intermediate-density lipoproteins, very-low-density lipoproteins, and perhaps chylomicra. LDL and intermediate-density lipoproteins are highly atherogenic.