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|+||A fluid consisting of a mixture of [[lymphatic fluid]] ([[lymph]]) and chylomicrons that has a milky appearance. Chylomicrons are small fat globules composed of protein and lipid (fat) which are combined in the lining of the intestine. [[Chylomicrons]] are found in the [[blood]] and in [[lymphatic fluid]] where they serve to transport fat from its port of entry in the intestine to the liver and to adipose (fat) tissue.|