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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.
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Origin of chyme

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

OTHER WORDS FROM chyme

chymous, 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 of chyme

chymous, adjective

Word Origin for chyme

C17: from Late Latin chӯmus, from Greek khumos juice; compare chyle
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Scientific 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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