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.

 

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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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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