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A milky fluid containing fat droplets which drains from the lacteals of the small intestine into the lymphatic system during digestion.
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the small bowel mesentery, the spaces may be filled with chyle and are called chylous lymphangioma.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin chylus, from Greek khūlos ‘juice’ (see chyme).
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