Chyle meaning

kīl
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.
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A milky fluid composed of lymph and emulsified fats: it is formed from chyme in the small intestine, is absorbed by the lacteals, and is passed into the blood through the thoracic duct.
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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.
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A digestive fluid containing fatty droplets, found in the small intestine.

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Origin of chyle

  • French from Late Latin chȳlus from Greek khūlos juice gheu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Latin chylus, from Ancient Greek χυλός (khulos, “animal or plant juice”).

    From Wiktionary