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[kahym] /kaɪm/
the semifluid mass into which food is converted by gastric secretion and which passes from the stomach into the small intestine.
1600-10; < Latin chȳmus < Greek chȳmós juice, akin to chȳlós chyle
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the thick fluid mass of partially digested food that leaves the stomach
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chymous, adjective
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C17: from Late Latin chӯmus, from Greek khumos juice; compare chyle
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early 15c., "bodily fluid;" c.1600 in specific sense of "mass of semi-liquid food in the stomach," from Latin chymus, from Greek khymos, nearly identical to khylos (see chyle) and meaning essentially the same thing. Differentiated by Galen, who used khymos for "juice in its natural or raw state," and khylos for "juice produced by digestion," hence the modern distinction.

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chyme (kīm)
The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.

chy'mous (kī'məs) adj.
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The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.
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