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lacteal

Definitions

  • The Lacteals
    The Lacteals
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lacteal relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk "lacteal fluids","lacteal organs"
    • n lacteal any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lacteal (Anat) One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel.
    • Lacteal (Anat. & Physiol) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels.
    • Lacteal Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lacteal Pertaining to or resembling milk; milky.
    • lacteal Conveying a milk-like fluid; chyliferous: as, a lacteal vessel.
    • n lacteal In anatomy, one of numerous minute tubes which absorb or take up the chyle (a milk-like fluid) from the alimentary canal and convey it to the thoracic duct. The lacteals are the radicles of the lymphatic system of the alimentary canal, draining off the chyle or nutritive and assimilable material from the intestine where it is elaborated, and conveying it to larger tubes in which the lacteals unite in the mesentery, whence it is taken into the receptacle which forms the beginning of the thoracic duct, to be conveyed through the latter into the subclavian vein, and so mixed directly with the current of venous blood. The lacteals are so called from the name vasa lactea applied to these vessels by their discoverer Gasparo Aselli in 1622.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lacteal lakā€²te-al pertaining to or resembling milk: conveying chyle
    • n Lacteal one of the absorbent vessels of the intestines which convey the chyle to the thoracic ducts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lacteus, milky, fr. lac, lactis, milk. Cf. Galaxy Lettuce

Usage

In literature:

Then came Theophilus, who gave us the nerves, the lacteal vessels, and the pia mater.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
The efficient agents in absorption are the blood-vessels, the lacteals, and the lymphatics.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The general public subscribes to Mudie, and has its intellectual, like its lacteal sustenance, sent round to it in carts.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
Lacteals, paralysis of, xxviii.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
What are the lacteals?
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
The lacteal secretion is influenced in a very remarkable manner by the mental conditions of the mother.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
By this time milking was over, and the lacteal fluid was carried to the spring-house to cool.
"From Farm to Fortune" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Lacteal: relating to milk; milky in appearance.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Yet he never cried over lacteal fluid on the ground.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Paralysis of the lacteals, of the liver, and of the veins, which are described in Sect.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The LACTEALS are minute vessels, which commence in the villi, upon the mucous surface of the small intestine.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Cows are driven about the streets and milked in front of your own door, when you desire the lacteal fluid.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
Asellius discovers the lacteals, ii.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
In vertebrate animals this is done by the lymphatics and lacteals, in plants chiefly by the roots.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The lacteals receive their name from their milky-white appearance.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
I took a seven-year course in the gentle art of acquiring the lacteal fluid.
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
The real nutriment for the body is now contained in the lacteal absorbents, an infinite number of small tubes.
"Popular Books on Natural Science" by Aaron David Bernstein
If it be a milk-cow, the lacteal secretion is diminished, and the udder is hot and tender.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
Then came Theophilus, who gave us the nerves, the lacteal vessels, and the pia mater.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
The lacteals carry the fats into the blood by way of the thoracic duct.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

They define milk as the "lacteal secretion obtained by the complete milking of one or more mammalian animals.".
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