chyle

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From French, from Latin chylus, from Ancient Greek χυλός (khulós, animal or plant juice).

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chyle (countable and uncountable, plural chyles)

  1. A digestive fluid containing fatty droplets, found in the small intestine.
    • 1922: And we stuffing food in one hole and out behind: food, chyle, blood, dung, earth, food: have to feed it like stoking an engine. — James Joyce, Ulysses

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chyle

  1. third-person plural present of chyliś