Definition of chyle in English:

chyle

noun

Physiology
  • [mass noun] A milky fluid containing fat droplets which drains from the lacteals of the small intestine into the lymphatic system during digestion.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This produced serosanguinous fluid rather then chyle, and we inserted an intercostal drain, which drained 600 ml in the first 24 hours.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

chyle

/kʌɪl/