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The thick semifluid mass of partly digested food that is passed from the stomach to the duodenum.
[Middle English chime, humors, body fluids, from Old French, from Late Latin chȳmus, from Greek khūmos, juice; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]
chy′mous (kī′məs) adj.
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