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1. Relating to milk. (

1. Relating to milk production. (

2. Relating to, or containing, chyle. (

3. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid. (

4. Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels. (


1. One of the lactiferous ducts or other components of milk-producing organs. (

2. A lymphatic capillary that absorbs dietary fats in the villi of the small intestine. (

3. One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel. (

Word origin: From Latin lacteus, from lac (genitive lactis) “milk.”

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