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Meaning of lacteal

lac•te•al

Pronunciation: (lak'tē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling milk; milky.
  2. conveying or containing chyle.
—n.
  1. any of the minute lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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