chylopoiesis

[kī′lō-poi-ēsĭs]

n.

The formation of chyle in the intestine and its absorption by the lacteals.chylifaction chylification

Nearby words

  1. chylopericardium,
  2. chyloperitoneum,
  3. chylophoric,
  4. chylophyllous,
  5. chylopneumothorax,
  6. chylosis,
  7. chylothorax,
  8. chylous ascites,
  9. chyluria,
  10. chyme

Related formschi′lo•poi•etic (-poi-ĕtĭk) adj.


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