chyl-, chylo-, chyli-, chy- +

(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)

cacochylous (adjective), more cacochylous, most cacochylous
A reference to difficult digestion caused by the formation of a milky substance in the small intestines: The pain that Jeremy was experiencing in his abdomen appeared to be a form of cacochylous, an ailment which the doctor was attempting to treat.
Consisting of chyle or having the properties of chyle.
Consisting of chyle that is much diluted with water.

It refers to a liquid which forms the circulating fluid of some inferior animals.

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.

The act or process by which chyle is formed from food in animal bodies.
Transmitting or conveying chyle; such as, chyliferous vessels.
Producing or converting into chyle.
chylification, chylopoiesis,
The formation of chyle in the intestine and its absorption by the lacteals; a digestive process.
chyloderma, elephantiasis scroti
Swelling of the scrotum resulting from chronic lymphatic obstruction.

elephantiasis is a chronic obstruction of the lymphatics with hypertrophy (swelling) of the skin and subcutaneous tissues (pachyderma); usually affecting dependent areas such as the upper or lower limbs, or external genitalia.

Small fat globules composed of protein and lipid (fat) which are combined in the lining of the intestine.

Chylomicrons are found in the blood and lymphatic fluid where they function to transport fat from its port of entry in the intestine to the liver and to adipose (fat) tissue. After a fatty meal, the blood is so full of chylomicrons that it looks milky.

The word chylomicron is made up of chylo-, "milky" + micron, "small"; meaning, "small milky (globules)". Chylomicrons are synthesized (made) in the mucosa (the lining) of the intestine.

The process and formation of chyle; such as, the chylopoetic organs.
Concerned in the formation of chyle; as, the chylopoetic organs.
The flow or discharge of chyle.
An accumulation of chyle within the pleural space (sides of the thorax trunk or between the neck and the abdomen) in the lung.
Referring to, mingled with, or of the nature of chyle.

This chyl- unit is directly related to the chym- family group.