From French, from Latin chylus, from Ancient Greek χυλός (khulos, “animal or plant juice”).
chyle (countable and uncountable, plural chyles)
- A digestive fluid containing fatty droplets, found in the small intestine.
- 1922: And we stuffing food in one hole and out behind: food, chyle, blood, dung, earth, food: have to feed it like stoking an engine. — James Joyce, Ulysses
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 16:06
- third-person plural present of chyliś