from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.
from The Century Dictionary.
- An obsolete form of
- noun Food as it passes out of the stomach after gastric digestion, and before it has been acted on by the pancreatic, hepatic, and intestinal secretions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (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
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- noun The
thick semifluidmass of partly digested foodthat is passed from the stomachto the duodenum.
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- noun a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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When food is introduced into the stomach, the peristaltic contractions of that organ roll it about, and mingle it with the gastric juice, which disintegrates the connective tissue, and converts the albuminous portions into the substance called chyme, which is about the consistency of pea-soup, and which is readily absorbed through the animal membranes into the blood of the delicate and numerous vessels of the stomach, whence it is conveyed to the portal vein and to the liver.
Food leaving the small intestine is called chyme, a semi-liquid mixture of fiber, undigested bits, indigestible bits, and the remains of digestive enzymes.
After a variable time, from one to four hours, the contents of the stomach, which are now called chyme, begin to move on in successive portions into the next part of the intestinal canal.
The food at this stage is called chyme; it is an acid and soup-like fluid -- acid through the influence of the gastric juice.
I mean, they've done such a number on it that it's no longer food - it's called chyme, a partially digested semifluid mass that probably smells like what would come out of a dog if you fed it raw pork, bleach, and hot sauce.
Once as much of the good stuff has been leeched out of the chyme as your system can do, the soup is passed on to the large intestine salmon colored in my cartoon.
Then it's squirted into the small intestine colored orange, where the acids are first neutralized and more enzymes are tossed onto the watery, mushy soup that the food has been rendered down into, called chyme.
The primary job of the small intestine is to suck all the nutrients out of the chyme and pass them on to the circulatory system.
They are the muscles that are involved in the peristaltic action that moves the chyme through the intestinal tract by contracting and creating wave like motions.
But they never make it better: it just discharges a whole load of putrid chyme, swells some more and hurts until it gets scratched again.