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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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(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)
a lipoprotein droplet that forms in the small intestine and conveys fat to the blood.
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|Noun||1.||chylomicron - a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood|
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n. quilomicrón, pequeña partícula de lípido vista en la sangre después de la ingestión de grasas.
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