chylomicron

chylomicron

[kahy-luh-mahy-kron]
noun Biochemistry.
a large plasma lipoprotein particle, occurring as a droplet consisting primarily of triglycerides and functioning in the transport of neutral lipids from the intestine to the tissues by way of the lymph.

Origin:
1920–25; chylo- + micron

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chylomicron (ˌkaɪləʊˈmaɪkrɒn)
 
n
biochem a minute droplet of fat, found in blood and chyle, that is the form in which dietary fat is carried in these fluids

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chylomicron chy·lo·mi·cron (kī'lō-mī'krŏn')
n.
One of the microscopic particles of fat occurring in chyle and in the blood, especially after a meal high in fat.

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