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4 definitions found
 for Lacteal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lacteal \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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lacteal \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Anat. & Physiol.) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle;
        as, the lacteal vessels.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lacteal
      adj 1: relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling
             milk; "lacteal fluids"; "lacteal organs"
      n 1: any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the
           small intestine to the thoracic duct

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "lacteal":
     excretory, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational,
     lacteous, lactescent, lactic, lactiferous, milch, milk, milky,
     rheumy, salivant, salivary, salivous, secretional, secretive,
     secretory, seminal, serous, sialagogic, spermatic, watering,
     watery
  
  

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