Definition of Chyle

1. Noun. A milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats.

Generic synonyms: Bodily Fluid, Body Fluid, Humor, Humour, Liquid Body Substance
Terms within: Lymph
Derivative terms: Chylaceous, Chylous

Definition of Chyle

1. n. A milky fluid containing the fatty matter of the food in a state of emulsion, or fine mechanical division; formed from chyme by the action of the intestinal juices. It is absorbed by the lacteals, and conveyed into the blood by the thoracic duct.

Definition of Chyle

1. Noun. A digestive fluid containing fatty droplets, found in the small intestine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chyle

1. a digestive fluid [n -S] : CHYLOUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Chyle

1. A turbid, white or pale yellow fluid which contains chylomicrons that is taken up from the intestine and carried via the lymphatic system to the systemic circulation via the thoracic duct. (02 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chyle

chvilevaite
chyack
chyacked
chyacking
chyacks
chyazate
chyazates
chyazic
chyazic acid
chyl-
chylaceous
chylaemia
chylangioma
chylaqueous
chylde
chyle (current term)
chyle cistern
chyle corpuscle
chyle cyst
chyle peritonitis
chyle vessel
chyles
chylidrosis
chylifaction
chylifactive
chylifactory
chyliferous
chylific
chylification
chylified

Literary usage of Chyle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements of Physiology by Joh. Müller (1843)
"The chyle of the thoracic duct coagulates, like the lymph, ... The coagulum is the fibrin of the chyle, mixed with some of the globules. ..."

2. The Physiological Anatomy and Physiology of Man by Robert Bentley Todd, William Bowman (1857)
"Of the chyle.—If, as seems most correct, we apply the term chyle to the fluid contained in the lacteal vessels during and shortly after digestion, ..."

3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"The difference between the lymph of a fasting animal and the chyle of a fed animal is ... chyle. In fasting animals the fluid flowing along the lacteals, ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1862)
"chyle.—The term chyle is applied to the liquid derived from the nutritive portions of the food, which are absorbed from the ..."

5. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Vessels which convey the chyle from the intestines to the thoracic duct. ... Formation of chyle during the digestive processes. It has, at times, ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1860)
"The chyle of the bull referred to was accordingly found very rich in urea. M. Wurtz coagulated, at a warm temperature, about 600 grammes of the chyle, ..."

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