chylomicron

[ kahy-luh-mahy-kron ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1920–25; chylo- + micron

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British Dictionary definitions for chylomicron

chylomicron

/ (ˌkaɪləʊˈmaɪkrɒn) /


noun
  1. 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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