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Lacteal

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Lacteal

1. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid.

2. (Science: anatomy) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels.

Origin: L. Lacteus milky, fr. Lac, lactis, milk. Cf. Galaxy, lettuce.

(Science: anatomy) One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel.