chyme

[ kahym ]
/ kaɪm /
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noun

the semifluid mass into which food is converted by gastric secretion and which passes from the stomach into the small intestine.

Origin of chyme

1600–10; < Latin chȳmus < Greek chȳmós juice, akin to chȳlós chyle

Related forms

chy·mous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chyme

chyme

/ (kaɪm) /

noun

the thick fluid mass of partially digested food that leaves the stomach

Derived Forms

chymous, adjective

Word Origin for chyme

C17: from Late Latin chӯmus, from Greek khumos juice; compare chyle
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Medicine definitions for chyme

chyme

[ kīm ]

n.

The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.

Related forms

chymous (məs) adj.
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Science definitions for chyme

chyme

[ kīm ]

The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.

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