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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.

[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.
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Adj.1.chylous - consisting of chyle or having the properties of chyle


a. quiloso-a, que contiene quilo o de la naturaleza de éste.
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Diagnosis of chylous effusion in infants was based on findings of fluid with a milk-like appearance, a concentration of triglycerides in pleural effusion >1.
LAM cell clusters (LCCs), which are postulated pathologically to be generated by lymphangiogenesis-mediated fragmentation and subsequent shedding into the lymphatic circulation, are observed in both chylous effusion and LAM-associated lymphatics within LAM tissue specimens.