Chyme Definition

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.
Webster's New World

Origin of Chyme

  • Middle English chime humors, body fluids from Old French from Late Latin chȳmus from Greek khūmos juice gheu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin chymus, from Ancient Greek χυμός (khumós, “juice”).

    From Wiktionary

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