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chylomicron

Saltos de línea: chylo|micron
Pronunciación: /ˌkʌɪlə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪkrɒn
 
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Definición de chylomicron en inglés:

sustantivo

Physiology
A droplet of fat present in the blood or lymph after absorption from the small intestine.
Example sentences
  • They are transported in blood as chylomicrons.
  • A chylomicron contains lipid droplets surrounded by the more polar lipids and finally a layer of proteins.
  • Dietary cholesterol is transported from the small intestine to the liver within chylomicrons.

Origen

1920s: from chylo- (combining form of chyle) + micron.

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