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See lacteal.



lacteous (comparative more lacteous, superlative most lacteous)

  1. Milky; resembling milk.
    • 1686, Thomas Brown, The Works of the Learned Sir Thomas Brown, Kt[1]:
      For though we leave out the Lacteous circle (which Aratus, Geminus, and Proclus, out of him hath numbered among the rest) yet are there more by four than Philo mentions ; that is, the Horizon, Meridian and both the Colures ; circles very considerable
  2. Lacteal; conveying chyle.
    lacteous vessels


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “lacteous”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)