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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chyme(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. chyme(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: From chymus, from χυμός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chyme(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. chymus chyle, Gr. juice, like , fr. to pour: cf. F. chyme. See Chyle.]

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  1. Chyme

    Chyme is the semifluid mass of partly digested food expelled by the stomach into the duodenum. Also known as "chymus", it is the liquid substance found in the stomach before passing through the pyloric valve and entering the duodenum. It results from the mechanical and chemical breakdown of a bolus and consists of partially digested food, water, hydrochloric acid, and various digestive enzymes. Chyme slowly passes through the pyloric sphincter and into the duodenum, where the extraction of nutrients begins. Depending on the quantity and contents of the meal, the stomach will digest the food into chyme in anywhere between 40 minutes to a few hours. With a pH of around 2, chyme emerging from the stomach is very acidic. To raise its pH, the duodenum secretes a hormone, cholecystokinin, which causes the gall bladder to contract, releasing alkaline bile into the duodenum. The duodenum also produces the hormone secretin to stimulate the pancreatic secretion of large amounts of sodium bicarbonate, which raises the chyme's pH to 7 before it reaches the jejunum. As it is protected by a thick layer of mucus and utilizes the neutralizing actions of the sodium bicarbonate and bile, the duodenum is not as sensitive to highly acidic chyme as the rest of the small intestine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chyme

    kīm, n. the pulp to which the food is reduced in the stomach.—n. Chymificā′tion, the act of being formed into chyme.—v.t. Chym′ify, to form into chyme.—adj. Chym′ous. [Gr. chymos, from cheein.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chyme

    the pulpy mass into which the food is converted in the stomach prior to the separation in the small intestines of the chyle.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chyme in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chyme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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