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chyle

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Pronunciation: /kʌɪl
 
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Definition of chyle in English:

noun

[mass noun] Physiology
A milky fluid containing fat droplets which drains from the lacteals of the small intestine into the lymphatic system during digestion.
Example sentences
  • This produced serosanguinous fluid rather then chyle, and we inserted an intercostal drain, which drained 600 ml in the first 24 hours.
  • In the small bowel mesentery, the spaces may be filled with chyle and are called chylous lymphangioma.
  • Two to four liters of chyle are transported through the thoracic duct each day.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin chylus, from Greek khūlos 'juice' (see chyme).

Derivatives

chylous

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In the small bowel mesentery, the spaces may be filled with chyle and are called chylous lymphangioma.
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a disease affecting primarily women, is characterized by progressive cystic lung lesions, recurrent pneumothoraces, chylous effusions, lymphatic tumors, and angiomyolipomas.
  • I am a little bit worried about a really odd pulmonary lymphoma with chylous effusions and I am going to need the pathologist.

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