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lacteal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacteal  \Lac"te*al\,  a.  [L.  lacteus  milky,  fr  lac,  lactis, 
  milk.  Cf  {Galaxy},  {Lettuce}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  or  resembling,  milk;  milky;  as  the  lacteal 
  fluid. 
 
  2.  (Anat.  &  Physiol.)  Pertaining  to  or  containing,  chyle; 
  as  the  lacteal  vessels. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacteal  \Lac"te*al\,  n.  (Anat.) 
  One  of  the  lymphatic  vessels  which  convey  chyle  from  the 
  small  intestine  through  the  mesenteric  glands  to  the  thoracic 
  duct;  a  chyliferous  vessel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lacteal 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  consisting  of  or  producing  or  resembling 
  milk;  "lacteal  fluids";  "lacteal  organs" 
  n  :  any  of  the  lymphatic  vessels  that  convey  chyle  from  the 
  small  intestine  to  the  thoracic  duct 




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