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chyme


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  chyle  and  excrement.  See  {Chyle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chyme 
  n  :  a  semiliquid  mass  of  partially  digested  food  that  passes 
  from  the  stomach  through  the  pyloric  sphincter  into  the 
  duodenum 




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