Adjective "chylous" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'Dyspnea is the usual presenting complaint and is related to both chylous effusions, which may be large, and obstructive airway disease.'
  2. 'The other patient without symptomatic improvement after sclerosis had a history of a lobectomy and was found to have a chylous effusion.'


1. a milky fluid containing emulsified fat and other products of digestion, formed from the chyme in the small intestine and conveyed by the lacteals and the thoracic duct to the veins.

More examples(as adjective)

"urines can be chylous."