Definition of chyle :
1. a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
2. A milky fluid containing the fatty matter of the food in a state of emulsion, or fine mechanical division; formed from chyme by the action of the intestinal juices. It is absorbed by the lacteals, and conveyed into the blood by the thoracic duct.
3. An opaque, milky- white fluid consisting mainly of emulsified fats that passes through the lacteals of the small intestines into the lymphatic system.
- The lymphatics which proceed from the intestines convey the chyle into the blood during digestion. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
- Be that as it may, the preparation of chyle appears to be the true object of digestion, and as soon as it mingles with the circulation, the individual becomes aware of a great increase of physical power. - "The Physiology of Taste", Brillat Savarin.
- There remained to be ascertained the real agent for the digestion of fatty matters; that is to say, the agent in the formation of chyle out of those substances. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.