chyme

noun
\ ˈkīm How to pronounce chyme (audio) \

Definition of chyme

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

First Known Use of chyme

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chyme

Middle English chime, chyme "body fluid, humor," borrowed from Medieval Latin chymus, chimus "body fluid, partly digested food," borrowed from Greek chȳmós "juice of plants, animal or plant fluid, humor," of uncertain origin

Note: See note at chyle.

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“Chyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chyme. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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chyme

noun
\ ˈkīm How to pronounce chyme (audio) \

Medical Definition of chyme

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

Other Words from chyme

chymous \ ˈkī-​məs How to pronounce chymous (audio) \ adjective

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