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chyle

[ kahyl ]
/ kaɪl /
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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.
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Origin of chyle

1535–45; <Late Latin chȳlus<Greek chȳlós juice, akin to cheîn to pour, Latin fundere to pour (see fuse2), English gut

OTHER WORDS FROM chyle

chylous, adjectivepseu·do·chy·lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chyle

chyle
/ (kaɪl) /

noun
a milky fluid composed of lymph and emulsified fat globules, formed in the small intestine during digestion

Derived forms of chyle

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
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