lacteal 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 gland — noun : a lymph gland situated upon a lacteal vessel …   Useful english 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

  • Vessel — A tube in the body that carries fluids: blood vessels or lymph vessels. * * * A structure conveying or containing a fluid, especially a liquid. SEE ALSO: vas. [O. Fr. fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vas] absorbent vessels SYN: lymph vessels. afferent v …   Medical dictionary

  • lacteal — lacteally, adv. /lak tee euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling milk; milky. 2. Anat. conveying or containing chyle. n. 3. Anat. any of the minute lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic… …   Universalium

  • lacteal — n. a blind ended lymphatic vessel that extends into a villus of the small intestine. Digested fats are absorbed into the lacteals …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lacteal —   a. pertaining to milk; n. & a. (vessel) conveying chyle.    ♦ lactean, a. milky …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • chyliferous vessel — lacteal (def. 3) …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphatic vessel — noun a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation • Syn: ↑lymph vessel • Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • Hyponyms: ↑thoracic …   Useful english dictionary

  • lymph vessel — noun a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation • Syn: ↑lymphatic vessel • Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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