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chylomicron

Definition:

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

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plurals:

chylomicra | chylomicrons

Type of:

atom » material » substance » matter

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"chyle" + Greek mīkron, small thing, from neuter of mīkros, small.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Chylomicron | Chylomicrons

lipoprotein particles that consist of triglycerides, phospholipids, cholesterol and proteins. They transport dietary lipids from the intestines to other locations in the body. Chylomicrons are one of the five major groups of lipoproteins that enable... (35 of 542 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chylomicron

Collins Dictionary:

chylomicron [biochemistry]

a minute droplet of fat, found in blood and chyle, that is the form in which dietary fat is carried in these fluids (23 of 287 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chylomicron

Oxford Dictionary:

chylomicron

Syllabification: (chy·lo·mi·cron) | [physiology] | a droplet of fat present in the blood or lymph after absorption from the small intestine. (19 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/chylomicron

chylomicron [physiology]

a droplet of fat present in the blood or lymph after absorption from the small intestine (16 of 43 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chylomicron

Random House Dictionary:

chylomicron [biochemistry]

a large plasma lipoprotein particle, occurring as a droplet consisting primarily of triglycerides and functioning in the transport of neutral lipids ... (21 of 38 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chylomicron

Merriam-Webster:

chylomicron

a lipoprotein rich in triglyceride and common in the blood during fat digestion and assimilation (15 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chylomicron

American Heritage Dictionary:

chylomicron

One of the microscopic particles of emulsified fat found in the blood and lymph and formed during the digestion of fats. (21 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chylomicron

New World Dictionary:

chylomicron | chylomicra [plural] | chylomicrons [plural]

a micron-sized particle that contains mostly triglycerides with some protein, found in the blood and lymph, especially after fat is eaten (21 of 33 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chylomicron

Wiktionary:

chylomicron [biology] | chylomicrons [plural]

A microscopic globule of lipoprotein, found in blood and lymph, that is associated with the digestion of fats (18 of 20 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chylomicron

Britannica Encyclopedia:

atom [matter]

smallest unit into which matter can be divided without the release of electrically charged particles. It also is the smallest unit of matter that has ... (25 of 1602 words, 29 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/41549​/atom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mote [countable, outdated] | motes [plural]

a very small piece of dust (6 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mote

Columbia Encyclopedia:

atom

basic unit of matter; more properly, the smallest unit of a chemical element having the properties of that element. (19 of 23 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0805227​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

mote [literary]

something, especially a bit of dust, that is so small it's almost impossible to see (15 of 22 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mote

Encarta Dictionary:

chylomicron | chylomicrons [plural]

a microscopic particle, containing fats, cholesterol, phospholipids, and protein, formed in the small intestine and absorbed into the blood during ... (20 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597272​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

chylomicron

Origin: "chyle" + Greek mīkron, small thing, from neuter of mīkros, small.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chylomicron

Merriam-Webster:

chylomicron

First use: 1921

Origin: Greek chylos + mikron, neuter of mikros small

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chylomicron

Oxford Dictionary:

chylomicron

First use: 1920s

Origin: chylo- (combining form of "chyle") + "micron"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/chylomicron

Wiktionary:

chylomicron [biology] | chylomicrons [plural]

Origin: chylo- ("juice") + micron ("small").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chylomicron

New World Dictionary:

chylomicron | chylomicra [plural] | chylomicrons [plural]

Origin: chyle + "-o-" + "micron"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chylomicron

-o

Origin: clipped from words ending in -o (for example, "hippo", "steno", "gringo")

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micron | microns [plural] | micra [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek mikron, neuter of mikros, small, minute: see "mica"

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

chylomicron [biochemistry]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chylomicron"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chylomicron

the Free Dictionary:

chylomicron

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "chylomicron"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "chylomicron" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/chylomicron

Google Dictionary:

chylomicron | chylomicrons [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "chylomicron"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chylomicron

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chylomicron"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chylom​01 word=chylomicron

YourDictionary Audio:

chylomicron

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chylomicron" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chylomicron

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