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(4) Chylomicrons leave epithelial cell and enter lacteal

(5) Lymph in lacteal transports chylomicrons away from intestine

Lymph

(5) Lymph in lacteal transports chylomicrons away from intestine

Lymph

To blood

Nucleus

Nucleus

Chylomicrons

(2) Fatty acids are used to synthesize fats in endoplasmic reticulum

Chylomicrons

(3) Fats collect in clusters encased in protein to form chylomicrons

(2) Fatty acids are used to synthesize fats in endoplasmic reticulum

Endoplasmic reticulum

Epithelial cell

(1) Fatty acids resulting from fat digestion enter epithelial cell

Fatty acids

Lumen of intestine

To blood

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Fat absorption has several steps.

Intestinal mucosa

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