from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The process of becoming or of forming chyme; conversion of food into chyme.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physiol.) The conversion of food into chyme by the digestive action of gastric juice.
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- noun The
conversionof foodinto chyme
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By inflating the stomach at such a period, we inevitably counteract those _muscular_ contractions of its coats which are essential to chymification, whilst the quantity of soda thus introduced scarcely deserves notice; with the exception of the carbonic acid gas, it may be regarded as water; more mischievous only in consequence of the
Physiologists have hence sometimes called the former part of the process, or chymification, by the more simple term _stomach digestion_; and the latter, or chylification, has been termed
The time usually occupied in the process of chymification, when food has been properly masticated, varies from _three to four hours_.