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Lacteal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAC'TEAL, a.
1. Pertaining to milk.
2. Conveying chyle; as a lacteal vessel.
LAC'TEAL, n. A vessel or slender tube of animal bodies, for conveying chyle from the intestines to the common reservatory.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk; "lacteal fluids"; "lacteal organs" n
1: any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Latin lacteus of milk, from lact-, lac Date: 1633 1. relating to, consisting of, producing, or resembling milk 2. a. conveying or containing a milky fluid b. of or relating to the lacteals II. noun Date: 1680 any of the lymphatic vessels arising from the villi of the small intestine and conveying chyle to the thoracic duct

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of milk. 2 conveying chyle or other milky fluid. --n. (in pl.) the lymphatic vessels of the small intestine which absorb digested fats. Etymology: L lacteus f. lac lactis milk

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. (Anat. & Physiol.) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Moby Thesaurus

excretory, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteous, lactescent, lactic, lactiferous, milch, milk, milky, rheumy, salivant, salivary, salivous, secretional, secretive, secretory, seminal, serous, sialagogic, spermatic, watering, watery



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