EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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 1535–45;
Late Latin chȳlus
juice, akin to
to pour (see
gut Related forms chy·lous, adjective pseu·do·chy·lous, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for chyle Historical Examples of chyle British Dictionary definitions for chyle noun a milky fluid composed of lymph and emulsified fat globules, formed in the small intestine during digestion Derived Forms chylaceous ( kaɪˈleɪʃəs) or chylous, adjective Word Origin for chyle
C17: from Late Latin
chӯlus, from Greek khulos juice pressed from a plant; related to Greek khein to pour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for chyle n.
1540s, from Late Latin
chylus, from Greek khylos "juice" (of plants, animals, etc.), from stem of khein "to pour, gush forth," from PIE *ghus-mo-, from root *gheu- "to pour, pour a libation" (see found (v.2)). Cf. also chyme.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
n. 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. Related forms chy•la ( ′ceous kī-lā) null ′shəs adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.