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chylomicron

[kahy-luh-mahy-kron] /ˌkaɪ ləˈmaɪ krɒn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
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
1920-1925
1920-25; chylo- + micron
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British Dictionary definitions for chylomicrons

chylomicron

/ˌkaɪləʊˈmaɪkrɒn/
noun
1.
(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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chylomicrons in Medicine

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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