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n. pl. vom·i·cae (-sē′)
1. Profuse expectoration of putrid matter.
a. An abnormal pus-containing cavity, usually in a lung, caused by deterioration of tissue.
b. The pus contained in such a cavity.

[Latin, gathering of pus, ulcer, from vomere, to vomit, discharge; see vomit.]


1. obsolete an outlet, esp for water
2. (Pathology) pathol a pussy growth, esp in the lungs
3. a discharge of decaying matter
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Experts at Alnwick Garden want to find a specimen of Strychnos Nux Vomica - more commonly known as the strychnine plant - to place in its Poison Garden exhibition.
She also recommends arnica for bruises, belladonna for a headache, calendula for cuts, lavender oil to add to a bath to aid sleep and distress, and nux vomica for hangovers.
Phillips, Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon (2004, known to us indirectly) suggested that Roxane poisoned Alexander with strychnine from the plant Strychnos nux vomica, which she could have collected while she was in the Indus valley; but this idea has gathered no serious support from Alexander historians.
Homoeopathic Nux Vomica for example cures more than 50 diseases, whereas Allopathic Nux Vomica is a deadly poison.
If you find yourself stressed-out and overworked, then nux vomica could be the answer, while if it's physical pain that's the problem, then rhus tox could give you relief.
Commonly used remedies include arnica for bruises, milk thistle for hangovers and nux vomica for anyone who has over-indulged on food and alcohol.
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A fatal pancreatic abscess developed in a 67-year-old man with type 2 diabetes who was taking a concoction containing Nux vomica and Rhus toxicodendron.