Meaning of chylomicron


Pronunciation: (kī"lu-mī'kron), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a large plasma lipoprotein particle, occurring as a droplet consisting primarily of triglycerides and functioning in the transport of neutral lipids from the intestine to the tissues by way of the lymph.
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