Definitions for lactealˈlæk ti əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lac•te•alˈlæk ti əl(adj.)
pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling milk; milky.
conveying or containing chyle.
(n.)any of the minute lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct.
Origin of lacteal:
1625–35; < L lacte(us) milky ( lact-, s. of lac milk)
any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk
"lacteal fluids"; "lacteal organs"
Lactiferous ducts or other components of milk-producing organs.
Relating to milk.
Relating to milk production.
..lacteal ducts in the breasts...
pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid
pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels
one of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel