chyliferous vessel

lacteal (def. 3).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • lacteal — 1. Relating to or resembling milk; milky. 2. A lymphatic vessel that conveys chyle. SYN: chyle vessel, l. vessel. central l. the blindly ending lymphatic capillary in the center of an intestinal villus …   Medical 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thoracic duct — Lymph: Thoracic duct The thoracic and right lymphatic ducts. (Thoracic duct is thin vertical white line at center.) …   Wikipedia

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