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chylomicron

[ kahy-luh-mahy-kron ]
/ ˌkaɪ ləˈmaɪ krɒn /
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noun Biochemistry.

a large plasma lipoprotein particle, occurring as a droplet consisting primarily of triglycerides and functioning in the transport of neutral lipids from the intestine to the tissues by way of the lymph.

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Origin of chylomicron

First recorded in 1920–25; chylo- + micron
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British Dictionary definitions for chylomicron

chylomicron
/ (ˌkaɪləʊˈmaɪkrɒn) /

noun

biochem a minute droplet of fat, found in blood and chyle, that is the form in which dietary fat is carried in these fluids
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Medical definitions for chylomicron

chylomicron
[ kī′lō-mīkrŏn′ ]

n.

One of the microscopic particles of fat occurring in chyle and in the blood, especially after a meal high in fat.
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