- 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.
Origin of chylomicron
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- biochem a minute droplet of fat, found in blood and chyle, that is the form in which dietary fat is carried in these fluids
- 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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