from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling milk.
- adj. Anatomy Of or relating to any of numerous minute intestinal lymph-carrying vessels that convey chyle from the intestine to lymphatic circulation and thereby to the thoracic duct.
- n. Anatomy A lacteal vessel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to milk.
- adj. Relating to milk production.
- n. Lactiferous ducts or other components of milk-producing organs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky.
- adj. Pertaining to, or containing, chyle.
- n. One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling milk; milky.
- Conveying a milk-like fluid; chyliferous: as, a lacteal vessel.
- n. In anatomy, one of numerous minute tubes which absorb or take up the chyle (a milk-like fluid) from the alimentary canal and convey it to the thoracic duct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
- adj. relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk
Each villus contains a loop of blood-vessels, and another vessel, the lacteal, so called from the Latin word _lac_, milk, because of the milky appearance of the fluid it contains.
If she is a girl, then she will be either become veal, like her brothers, or she will be raised to give birth to babies who are taken away from her, so that she too may be forced to provide "lacteal secretions" to satisfy the human population's demand for dairy products such as lacteal milk, lacteal cheese, lacteal yogurt, lacteal ice-cream, and lacteal sour-cream.
Mahir, Saribah, Jamídah and other lacteal preparations, see ibid.
Fortune changes all; and those who discovered the circulation of the blood, the lacteal veins, and the thoracic canal, are the servants of those who have learned what concomitant grace is, and have forgotten it.
They are like the lacteal sustenance that is yielded by the mother's breast.
The state also of the stomach and bowels and the diet of the nurse materially and constantly influence the nature of the lacteal secretion.
He described correctly the action of the epiglottis in preventing the entrance of food and drink into the windpipe during the act of swallowing, he saw the lacteal vessels in the mesentery, and pursued further the anatomy of the brain.
The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield
The St. Mary thistle grows at the foot of the walls in knots of large, spreading, crinkled leaves, beautifully scalloped at the edges; the glazed surface reticulated with lacteal veins, retaining the milk that, according to the legend, flowed from the Virgin's breast, and, forming the Milky
From whatever standpoint, therefore, we view the lacteal product of these four-footed giants, we are fully warranted in ascribing to it not only extreme richness, but also great delicacy of flavor.
Some saccharine substances, a little fat, but mostly albumen and vegetable caseine, that is to say, the substance which predominates in their lacteal secretions.
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