chyme

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chyme a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The food that is digested in your stomach is called "chyme."
    • n Chyme (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 chyle and excrement. See Chyle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chyme Food as it passes out of the stomach after gastric digestion, and before it has been acted on by the pancreatic, hepatic, and intestinal secretions.
    • chyme An obsolete form of chime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chyme kīm the pulp to which the food is reduced in the stomach
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. chymus, chyle, Gr. juice, like , fr. to pour: cf. F. chyme,. See Chyle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chymos, from cheein.

Usage

In literature:

CHYME, the pulpy mass into which the food is converted in the stomach prior to the separation in the small intestines of the chyle.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Associated Words: peptics, pepsin, peptic, pepticity, chyme, chyle, digestible, digestibility, indigestible, indigestibility.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The chemically-changed chyme is now termed Chyle, and is ready to be absorbed by the minute, projecting Villi.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
These fluids, mingling with the chyme, give it an alkaline reaction, and convert it into chyle.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
This mixes with the food, and reduces it to a soft pulpy mass, called chyme.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Describe how the food in the stomach is converted into chyme.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Chyme is food, chemically altered by the action of the gastric juice.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
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