noun. a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum.
- chymus (Latin)
- χυμός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with chyme
1. Noun, singular or mass
Canine diets in the wild consist of raw meat, much of it not fresh and full of live bacteria, and chyme, partially digested plant matter in the stomachs of animals lower on the food chain.
The duodenum is crucial to small intestine function in the digestive system as a whole, because it is where chyme – the mix of mostly-digested food and stomach acid – is processed.