lacteal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or resembling milk.
    • Anatomy Of or regarding any of many small intestinal lymph-carrying vessels that convey chyle through the bowel to lymphatic blood circulation and thereby into the thoracic duct.
    • regarding milk.
    • regarding milk production.
    • related to, or resembling, milk; milky.
    • with respect to, or containing, chyle.
    • regarding or comprising or creating or resembling milk
  • noun:
    • Anatomy A lacteal vessel.
    • Lactiferous ducts or other components of milk-producing body organs.
    • among the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle through the little intestine through mesenteric glands towards thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel.
    • In structure, among many min tubes which absorb and take up the chyle (a milk-like liquid) from alimentary channel and convey it towards thoracic duct.
    • the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from small bowel to the thoracic duct
  • others:
    • related to or resembling milk; milky.
    • Conveying a milk-like liquid; chyliferous: because, a lacteal vessel.

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