Lacteal

A lacteal is a lymphatic capillary that absorbs dietary fats in the villi of the small intestine. Triglycerides are emulsified by bile and hydrolyzed by the enzyme lipase, resulting in a mixture of fatty acids and monoglycerides. These then pass from the intestinal lumen into the enterocyte, where they are re-esterified to form triacylglycerol. Th...
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Lacteal

• (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels. • (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid. • (n.) One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel.
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lacteal

(from the article `Aselli, Gaspare`) Italian physician who contributed to the knowledge of the circulation of body fluids by discovering the lacteal vessels.
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lacteal

(lak;te-al) A small lymphatic duct associated with a villus of the small intestine.
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lacteal

(lak´te-әl) lactic. any of the intestinal lymphatics that transport chyle.
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lacteal

1. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid. ... 2. <anatomy> Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels. ... Origin: L. Lacteus milky, fr. Lac, lactis, milk. Cf. Galaxy, Lettuce. ... <anatomy> One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands...
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lacteal

adjective relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk; `lacteal fluids`; `lacteal organs`
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Lacteal

Lac'te·al adjective [ Latin lacteus milky, from lac , lactis , milk. Confer Galaxy , Lettuce .] 1. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid. 2. (Anat. & Physiol.) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the
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Lacteal

Lac'te·al noun (Anat.) One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel.
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lacteal

A lymphatic vessel in a villus of the small intestine which conveys chyle from the intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct. The most familiar function of the lymphatics is to carry lymph from the tissues back to the blood stream, but the great network of lymphatic vessels whic...
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lacteal

adjective, Latin lac = milk, hence, resembling milk.
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lacteal

Type: Term Pronunciation: lak′tē-ăl Definitions: 1. Relating to or resembling milk; milky. 2. A lymphatic vessel that conveys chyle. Synonyms: chyle vessel, lacteal vessel
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lacteal

[adj] - relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk 2. [n] - any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
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