[ kahy-luh-mahy-kron ]
/ ˌkaɪ ləˈmaɪ krɒn /

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.

Origin of chylomicron

First recorded in 1920–25; chylo- + micron Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chylomicron


/ (ˌkaɪləʊˈmaɪkrɒn) /


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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Medicine definitions for chylomicron


[ kī′lō-mīkrŏn′ ]


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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