Definitions for: Chyme


[n] a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 chyle and excrement. See Chyle.

See Also: food, nutrient

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