chyme [ kahym ] SHOW IPA / kaɪm / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the semifluid mass into which food is converted by gastric secretion and which passes from the stomach into the small intestine. Nearby words chylopoiesis
chymosin Origin of chyme 1600–10;
juice, akin to
chȳlós chyle Related forms chy·mous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chyme British Dictionary definitions for chyme 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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Word Origin and History for chyme n.
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.
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Medicine definitions for chyme n. The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum. Related forms chy ( ′mous kī) ′məs adj.
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Science definitions for chyme The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.
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