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chyme

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noun \ˈkīm\

Definition of chyme

  1. :  the semifluid mass of partly digested food expelled by the stomach into the duodenum



Origin and Etymology of chyme

New Latin chymus, from Late Latin, chyle, from Greek chymos juice; akin to Greek chein


First Known Use: 1607


Medical Dictionary

chyme

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noun \ˈkīm\

Medical Definition of chyme

  1. :  the semifluid mass of partly digested food expelled by the stomach into the duodenum

chymous

\ˈkī-məs\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of chyme Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about chyme


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