Lacteal



[lak-tee-uh l] /ˈlæk ti əl/

adjective
1.
pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling milk; milky.
2.
Anatomy. conveying or containing chyle.
noun
3.
Anatomy. any of the minute lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct.
/ˈlæktɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling milk
2.
(of lymphatic vessels) conveying or containing chyle
noun
3.
any of the lymphatic vessels conveying chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
adj.

1650s, formed in English from Latin lacteus, from lac (genitive lactis) “milk,” from PIE root *glakt- (see lactation) + -al (1).

lacteal lac·te·al (lāk’tē-əl)
adj.

n.
Any of numerous minute intestinal lymph-carrying vessels that convey chyle from the intestine to lymphatic circulation and thereby to the thoracic duct. Also called chyle vessel.

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