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- Same as
- Containing or conveying chyle.
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- adjective (Physiol.) Transmitting or conveying chyle.
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- adjective That bears or transmits
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- adjective transmitting chyle
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This is one kind of chronic diabetes, and may be distinguished from the others by the taste and appearance of the urine; which is sweet, and the colour of whey, and may be termed the chyliferous diabetes.
The lymphatic vessels of the small intestine receive the special designation of lacteals or chyliferous vessels; they differ in no respect from the lymphatic vessels generally excepting that during the process of digestion they contain a milk-white fluid, the chyle.
The subterranean watercourse, of which I hope we have talked long enough, is _the small intestine, _ in which the _chyle_ collects; and the tubes which run into it are, of course, the _chyliferous vessels, _ the only channels by which anything reaches the heart which has not previously gone out from it.
In short the _chyle, _ when it comes out of the chyliferous vessels, is already much more like blood than when it entered them, and yet one cannot account for the change.
We men have _chyliferous_ vessels which draw up chyle from the intestines and throw it within
No chyliferous vessels have been found in crustaceans, whence one may conclude that the chyle leaves the intestine by oozing from it, just as it does in insects.
But in the coarse earth with which he fills himself I can already see the delicate chyme which his numerous servants will prepare for him later on, and into which the heart-tree will one day send down its roots -- the chyliferous vessels.
Now, the _chyliferous vessels_ we have been speaking of insinuate themselves into all the plaits and folds alluded to, and thus they reach at last the very centre of the _chymous_ paste, and not a single drop of _chyle_ can escape them.
The chyliferous vessels derive a very great proportion of reparative materials; there is found but little excrementitious residue, the blood is enriched and its course accelerated, while the impulsive force of the heart and arteries is strong and more lively.
There is another kind of diarrhoea, which has been called cæliaca; in this disease the chyle, drank up by the lacteals of the small intestines, is probably poured into the large intestines, by the retrograde motions of their lacteals: as in the chyliferous diabetes, the chyle is poured into the bladder, by the retrograde motions of the urinary branch of absorbents.