The milky material sucked up by the lacteals is not in a proper condition to be poured at once into the blood current.
These lacteals have a special affinity for the fat of the food.
Within these are the origins of the lacteals, a peculiar set of Lymphatic vessels, which are engaged in the absorption of chyle.
The lacteals discovered by Caspar Asselli, while dissecting a dog.
It may at first sight be objected to this proposition, that fatty matters may probably enter the lacteals in an undissolved state.
In vertebrate animals this is done by the lymphatics and lacteals, in plants chiefly by the roots.
He studied the courses of the lacteals, and convinced himself that they all entered into the common reservoir.
He was aware of the existence of the lacteals, and their anatomical relation to the mesenteric glands.
Secondly, absorption is also effected by the lacteals, a set of vessels peculiar to the small intestines.
Now the lacteals join these glands and pour in their fluid contents to undergo some important changes.
lacteal lac·te·al (lāk'tē-əl)
Of, relating to, or resembling milk.
Of or relating to a lacteal.