lacteal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “lacteal” in the English Dictionary

"lacteal" in British English

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lactealadjective

/ˈlæk.ti.əl/
relating to, ​producing, or like ​milk

lactealnoun [C]

/ˈlæk.ti.əl/
a ​tube that ​carries a ​liquidformed from ​digestedfood from the smallintestine into the ​blood
(Definition of lacteal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lactealnoun [C]

 /ˈlæk·ti·əl/
biology a ​tube that ​carries a ​liquidformed from ​digestedfood and that has the ​appearance of ​milk from the ​smaller of the intestines (= ​tube through which ​foodtravels) into the ​blood

lactealadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈlæk·ti·əl/
relating to, ​producing, or like ​milk
(Definition of lacteal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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