Meaning of “lacteal” in the English Dictionary

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lactealnoun [ C ]


biology a tube that carries a liquid formed from digested food and that has the appearance of milk from the smaller of the intestines (= tube through which food travels) into the blood

lactealadjective [ not gradable ]


relating to, producing, or like milk

(Definition of “lacteal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)