- chylous ascites,
Origin of chyme
Examples from the Web for chyme
Chyme, kīm, n. the pulp to which the food is reduced in the stomach.
The bile and pancreatic fluid are conveyed into the duodenum, and mixed with the chyme.
The chyle was formed out of chyme, changed by the action of the pancreatic and biliary secretions.
The outflow of bile is excited by the contact of the chyme with the orifice of the bile-duct.
Chyme is food, chemically altered by the action of the gastric juice.
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.