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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.
chy·la′ceous (kī-lā′shəs), chy′lous (kī′ləs) adj.
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(Biochemistry) a milky fluid composed of lymph and emulsified fat globules, formed in the small intestine during digestion
[C17: from Late Latin chӯlus, from Greek khulos juice pressed from a plant; related to Greek khein to pour]
chylaceous, ˈchylous adj
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a milky fluid containing emulsified fat and other products of digestion, that forms from chyme in the small intestine, is absorbed by the lacteals, and reaches the bloodstream through the thoracic duct.
[1535–45; < Late Latin chȳlus < Greek chȳlós juice, akin to cheîn, Latin fundere to pour (compare fuse2)]
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|Noun||1.||chyle - a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats|
lymph - a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
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