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chyle

 (kīl)
n.
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.

chyle

(kaɪl)
n
(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

chyle

(kaɪl)

n.
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)]
chy′lous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chyle - a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fatschyle - a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
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
Translations

chyle

n. quilo, sustancia lechosa que resulta de la absorción y emulsión de las grasas, presente en el intestino delgado.
References in classic literature ?
"Very likely," says the doctor: "I have known people eat in a fever; and it is very easily accounted for; because the acidity occasioned by the febrile matter may stimulate the nerves of the diaphragm, and thereby occasion a craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a natural appetite; but the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated into chyle, and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus will aggravate the febrific symptoms.
It is conceivable that occult trauma to lymphatic collaterals during dissection of the internal thoracic artery, or during cautery of small vessels in the superior left mediastinum, could have allowed gradual accumulation of chyle and symptomatic onset at a time remote from thoracotomy.
The fluid may be straw-colored (lymph), or fat-containing, milky white (chyle), or pinkish-red if it contains blood.
Chyle, from the Greek word chymos meaning "juice," is a milky body fluid that consists of lymph and is abundant with triglyceride-rich chylomicrons.
The high-resolution ultrasonographic imaging has been reported to assess the diameters, structures, and chyle flows of normal TD.
Among the 5 (2.6%) patients suffering from chyle leakage, 2 (1.1%) patients underwent the second operation to ligate the fistula.
Chyle Fistula: The key to treatment of a chyle fistula is prevention which demands knowledge of the relevant anatomy.
Increased presence of lipids imparts a milky or opalescent colour to the effusion and such an effusion that contains chyle is called chylothorax.
Prospective Identification of Chyle Leakage in Patients Undergoing Lateral Neck Dissection for Metastatic Thyroid Cancer.
[Examines "the physiology of digestion within the poetics" of Emerson and Whitman and probes "Whitman's 'Emersonianism' at the end, rather than the beginning of these writers' careers," focusing on "two neglected yet important works, Whitman's Two Rivulets (1876) and Emerson's "Poetry and the Imagination" (1875), both of which use the word "chyle" and the figure of what Emerson calls "intellectual digestion," a metonymic process that suggests "a paradox of identity through change, of composition by way of decomposition"; includes a reading of "Out From Behind This Mask" as it appears in Two Rivulets (printed directly above prose that comments on "chyle").]
After a significant decrease or cessation of chyle output, patients received a strict low-fat diet with medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) for at least 4 weeks.