- a milky fluid containing emulsified fat and other products of digestion, formed from the chyme in the small intestine and conveyed by the lacteals and the thoracic duct to the veins.
Origin of chyle
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It is then partly digested by the nurses with honey, so that a sort of chyle is formed.Animal Intelligence
George J. Romanes
What becomes of the chyle after it is poured into the veins?A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar
Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
If the turbidity is owing to the urate it will disappear; if to chyle it will remain.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
This blood, by which the animal has life, is formed by the chyle.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Many instances of milk and chyle found in ulcers are given by Haller, El.Zoonomia, Vol. I
- a milky fluid composed of lymph and emulsified fat globules, formed in the small intestine during digestion
C17: from Late Latin chӯlus, from Greek khulos juice pressed from a plant; related to Greek khein to pour
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Word Origin and History for chyle
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- A turbid, white or pale yellow fluid taken up by the lacteals from the intestine during digestion and carried by the lymphatic system via the thoracic duct into the circulation.
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