Definitions for: Chyle


[n] a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats



Webster (1913) Definition: Chyle, n. [NL. chylus, Gr. ? juice, chyle, fr. ? to
pour: cf. F. chyle; prob. akin to E. fuse to melt.]
(Physiol.)
A milky fluid containing the fatty matter of the food in a
state of emulsion, or fine mechanical division; formed from
chyme by the action of the intestinal juices. It is absorbed
by the lacteals, and conveyed into the blood by the thoracic
duct.

See Also: bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance, lymph

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