noun Etymology: New Latin chymus, from Late Latin, chyle, from Greek chymos juice; akin to Greek chein Date: 1607 the semifluid mass of partly digested food expelled by the stomach into the duodenum

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  • chyme — [ ʃim ] n. m. • XVe; lat. méd. chymus, gr. khumos « humeur » ♦ Physiol. Bouillie formée par la masse alimentaire au moment où elle passe dans l intestin après avoir subi l action de la salive et du suc gastrique. « tous ces cachets fuseront dans… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chyme — chyme; coe·nen·chyme; col·len·chyme; des·ma·chyme; en·chyme; mes·en·chyme; scle·ren·chyme; par·en·chyme; …   English syllables

  • Chyme — Chyme, n. [L. chymus chyle, Gr. ? juice, like ?, fr. ? to pour: cf. F. chyme. See {Chyle}.] (Physiol.) The pulpy mass of semi digested food in the small intestines just after its passage from the stomach. It is separated in the intestines into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chyme — early 15c., bodily fluid; c.1600 in specific sense of mass of semi liquid food in the stomach, from L. chymus, from Gk. khymos, nearly identical to khylos (see CHYLE (Cf. chyle)) and meaning essentially the same thing. Differentiated by Galen,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chyme — ► NOUN Physiology ▪ the fluid which passes from the stomach to the small intestine, consisting of gastric juices and partly digested food. ORIGIN Greek kh mos juice …   English terms dictionary

  • chyme — [kīm] n. [LL chymus < Gr chymos, juice < cheein: see CHYLE] 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 chymous [kī′məs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Chyme — Not to be confused with chymex or chime. Chyme (from Greek χυμός khymos, juice [1][2]) is the semifluid mass of partly digested food expelled by the stomach into the duodenum.[3] Also known as chymus, it is the liquid substance found in the… …   Wikipedia

  • chyme — chymous, adj. /kuym/, n. the semifluid mass into which food is converted by gastric secretion and which passes from the stomach into the small intestine. [1600 10; < L chymus < Gk chymós juice, akin to chylós CHYLE] * * * Thick semifluid mass of… …   Universalium

  • Chyme — Le chyme (prononcer chime [ʃim]) est la substance liquide que l on trouve dans l estomac avant le passage de la valve du pylore et l entrée du duodénum. Il consiste en de la nourriture partiellement digérée, de l eau, de l acide chlorhydrique, et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chyme —   n. semi liquid partly digested food leaving stomach.    ♦ chymiferous, a. containing chyme.    ♦ chymiflcation, n. conversion of food into chyme.    ♦ chymous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Chyme — A pre digested, acidified mass of food that passes from the stomach into the small intestine. * * * The semifluid mass of partly digested food passed from the stomach into the duodenum. SYN: pulp (3) [TA], chymus. [G. chymos, juice] * * * chyme… …   Medical dictionary

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