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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.
A lacteal vessel.
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1. of, relating to, or resembling milk
2. (Physiology) (of lymphatic vessels) conveying or containing chyle
(Anatomy) any of the lymphatic vessels conveying chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
[C17: from Latin lacteus of milk, from lac milk]
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lac•te•al(ˈlæk ti əl)
1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling milk; milky.
2. conveying or containing chyle.n.
3. any of the minute lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct.
[1625–35; < Latin lacte(us) milky (lact-, s. of lac milk)]
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|Noun||1.||lacteal - any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct|
|Adj.||1.||lacteal - relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk; "lacteal fluids"; "lacteal organs"|
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lacteal[ˈlæktɪəl] ADJ → lácteo
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