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Lacteal


/ˈlaktēəl/

Adjective

1. Relating to milk. (wiktionary.org)

(Anatomy)
1. Relating to milk production. (wiktionary.org)

2. Relating to, or containing, chyle. (wiktionary.org)

3. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid. (biology-online.org)

4. Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels. (biology-online.org)

Noun

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

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

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

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


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