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chyle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chyle  \Chyle\,  n.  [NL.  chylus,  Gr  ?  juice,  chyle,  fr  ?  to 
  pour:  cf  F.  chyle;  prob.  akin  to  E.  fuse  to  melt.] 
  (Physiol.) 
  A  milky  fluid  containing  the  fatty  matter  of  the  food  in  a 
  state  of  emulsion,  or  fine  mechanical  division;  formed  from 
  chyme  by  the  action  of  the  intestinal  juices.  It  is  absorbed 
  by  the  lacteals,  and  conveyed  into  the  blood  by  the  thoracic 
  duct. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chyle 
  n  :  a  milky  fluid  consisting  of  lymph  and  emulsified  fats; 
  formed  in  the  small  intestine  during  digestion  of 
  ingested  fats 




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