nounpl. -·cra or -·crons·
a micron-sized particle that contains mostly triglycerides with some protein, found in the blood and lymph, esp. after fat is eaten
Origin of chylomicronchyl(e) + -o- + micron
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.
Origin of chylomicronchyl(e) Greek mīkron small thing from neuter of mīkros small
From chylo- (“juice”) + micron (“small”).