Origin of chyme
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Chyme is food, chemically altered by the action of the gastric juice.Omphalos
Philip Henry Gosse
Chyme, kīm, n. the pulp to which the food is reduced in the stomach.
Chyle, a white juice, formed from the chyme, and consisting of the finer and more nutritious parts of the food.
Chyme, the result of the first process which food undergoes in the stomach, previously to its being converted into chyle.
The outflow of bile is excited by the contact of the chyme with the orifice of the bile-duct.
Word Origin for chyme
early 15c., "bodily fluid;" c.1600 in specific sense of "mass of semi-liquid food in the stomach," from Latin chymus, from Greek khymos, nearly identical to khylos (see chyle) and meaning essentially the same thing. Differentiated by Galen, who used khymos for "juice in its natural or raw state," and khylos for "juice produced by digestion," hence the modern distinction.