chyme

noun \ ˈkīm \
|Updated on: 21 Aug 2018

Definition of chyme

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

Origin and Etymology of 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.


Medical Dictionary

chyme

noun \ ˈkīm \

medical Definition of chyme

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

chymous

play \ˈkī-məs\ adjective

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