Lacteal meaning

lăktē-əl
Of, relating to, or resembling milk.
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(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.
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A lacteal vessel.
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Of or like milk; milky.
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Containing or carrying chyle, the milky fluid that is a product of digestion.
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Any of the lymphatic vessels that take up this fluid from the small intestine and carry it to the thoracic duct.
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Of, relating to, or resembling milk.
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(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.
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A lacteal vessel.
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Relating to milk.
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(anatomy) Relating to milk production.

Lacteal ducts in the breasts.

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Relating to, or containing, chyle.

The lacteal vessels.

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One of the lactiferous ducts or other components of milk-producing organs.
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Origin of lacteal

  • From Latin lacteus from lac lact- milk melg- in Indo-European roots

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