the thick, semifluid mass resulting from gastric digestion of food: it passes from the stomach into the small intestine, where the chyle is formed from it
Origin of chymeLate Latin chymus ; from Classical Greek chymos, juice ; from cheein: see chyle
The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.
Origin of chymeMiddle English chime, humors, body fluids, from Old French, from Late Latin ch&ymacron;mus, from Greek kh&umacron;mos, juice; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
From Late Latin chymus, from Ancient Greek χυμός (khumós, “juice”).