The main function of lacteal in the human small intestine is the absorption of:

Glucose and vitamins
Amino acids and glucose
Water and vitamins
Fatty acids and glycerol
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Lacteals are lymph vessels responsible for absorbing fat in the small intestine. Occurring in the finger-like villi of the ileum, lacteals have a milky appearance and drain into the lymphatic system. Before fat can pass into the lacteal, bile from the liver causes its emulsification into small droplets for action of the enzyme lipase.

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