lacteal

[ lak-tee-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF lacteal
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They do not pass into the veins, but are taken up by the lacteal absorbents.

I took a seven-year course in the gentle art of acquiring the lacteal fluid.

Many are its lacteal sources; and the clocks' hands point forever to milking time.

The general public subscribes to Mudie, and has its intellectual, like its lacteal sustenance, sent round to it in carts.

By this time milking was over, and the lacteal fluid was carried to the spring-house to cool.

The lacteal secretion is influenced in a very remarkable manner by the mental conditions of the mother.

After birth, the mother still possesses a molding influence upon the development of her child through the lacteal secretion.

If it be a milk-cow, the lacteal secretion is diminished, and the udder is hot and tender.

Lacteal, lak′te-al, adj. pertaining to or resembling milk: conveying chyle.

Her expressionless face certainly did suggest a lacteal dulness.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, formed in English from Latin lacteus, from lac (genitive lactis) "milk," from PIE root *glakt- (see lactation) + -al (1).

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