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1. chylomicron

noun. a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood.

Synonyms

  • speck
  • molecule
  • mote
  • particle
  • atom

Etymology

  • chylo- (English)
  • χυλός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • micron (English)

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Sentences with chylomicron


1. Noun, singular or mass
Once all triglycerides have been removed from the chylomicron, the chylomicron remnant is carried to the liver where it is dismantled.

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