Definition of chylomicron in English:


Syllabification: chy·lo·mi·cron
Pronunciation: /ˌkīlōˈmīˌkrän


  • A droplet of fat present in the blood or lymph after absorption from the small intestine.
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    • 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.


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

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