Chyle

Chyle (from the Greek word chylos, meaning juice) is a milky bodily fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats, or free fatty acids (FFAs). It is formed in the small intestine during digestion of fatty foods, and taken up by lymph vessels specifically known as lacteals. The relative low pressure of the lacteals allows large fatty acid molecules to diffuse into them, whereas the higher pressure in veins allows only smaller products of digestion, like amino acids and sugars, to diffuse into the blood directly.

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Lymphology - History
... a type of vessel), and disproved Galen's assertion that chyle was carried by the veins ... But, he still believed that the lacteals carried the chyle to the liver (as taught by Galen) ... He suspected that fluid to be chyle as its flow increased when abdominal pressure was applied ...
Chyle - Pathology
... A chyle fistula is a leakage of lymphatic fluid from the lymphatic vessels, typically accumulating in the thoracic or abdominal cavities, possibly leading to a chylothorax or chylous ascites, respectively ... Treatment of a chyle fistula relies on ligation of the duct ... to complete resolution of production of chyle, and avoids the need for surgery ...