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1. A milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fat extracted from chyme by the lacteals during digestion and passed to the bloodstream through the thoracic duct.
2. The milky fluid which is absorbed by the lymphatic vessels of the intestine.
3. A fluid consisting of a mixture of lymphatic fluid (lymph) and chylomicrons that has a milky appearance.

The absorbed portion consists of fats in very fine emulsion, like milk; so that these vessels are called lacteals (Latin, for "milk"). This absorbed chkyle mixes with the lymph and is discharged into the thoracic duct, a vessel, which passes up through the chest to open into the jugular vein on the left side of the neck, where the chyle mixes with blood.

This entry is located in the following unit: chyl-, chylo-, chyli-, chy- + (page 1)
(Greek (khylos) > Latin (chylus): juice, to pour; pertaining to chyle, the milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fat that is a product of the digestive process)