emesis

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em·e·sis

 (ĕm′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. em·e·ses (-sēz′)
The act of vomiting.

[Greek, from emein, to vomit; see wemə- in Indo-European roots.]

emesis

(ˈɛmɪsɪs)
n
(Medicine) the technical name for vomiting. See vomit
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit]

vom•i•tus

(ˈvɒm ɪ təs)

n.
vomited matter.
[1880–85; < Latin, =vomi-, variant s. of vomere to vomit + -tus suffix of v. action]

emesis

an act of vomiting. — emetic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emesis - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouthemesis - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
rumination - regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
haematemesis, hematemesis - vomiting blood
hyperemesis - severe and excessive vomiting
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emesis

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