lacteal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lacteal \Lac"te*al\, n. (Anat.)
   One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the
   small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic
   duct; a chyliferous vessel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lacteal \Lac"te*al\, a. [L. lacteus milky, fr. lac, lactis,
   milk. Cf. Galaxy, Lettuce.]
   1. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal
      fluid.
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   2. (Anat. & Physiol.) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle;
      as, the lacteal vessels.
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