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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chyle
A milky fluid containing the fatty matter of the food in a state of emulsion, or fine mechanical division; formed from chyme by the action of the intestinal juices. It is absorbed by the lacteals, and conveyed into the blood by the thoracic duct.

Etymology: NL. chylus, Gr. � juice, chyle, fr. � to pour: cf. F. chyle; prob. akin to E. fuse to melt

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  1. A milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats

From French, from Latin chylus, from Ancient Greek χυλός (khulós, “animal or plant juice”).

  1. A digestive fluid containing fatty droplets, found in the small intestine.

chyle was also found in the following language(s): Lower Sorbian

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chyle U.S.
  White 98.04% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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Fun Facts about the name Chyle

  • How Popular is the name Chyle? As a last name Chyle was the 158,432nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Chyle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Chyle is Friday, July 22nd, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Chyle? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Chyle. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Chyle: Your name in reverse order is Elyhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eyhlc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chyle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 102 people with the last name Chyle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chyle? Chyle is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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