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chyle




The milky fluid that is taken up by the lacteals from food in the small intestine during digestion. Chyle consists of lymph and droplets of triglyceride fat (chylomicrons) in a stable emulsion. It passes into the veins via the thoracic duct in the neck, becoming mixed with the blood.


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Source: Merck & Co.