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n. pl. em·e·ses (-sēz′)
The act of vomiting.
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(Medicine) the technical name for vomiting. See vomit
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit]
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vom•i•tus(ˈvɒm ɪ təs)
[1880–85; < Latin, =vomi-, variant s. of vomere to vomit + -tus suffix of v. action]
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an act of vomiting. — emetic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||emesis - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth|
rumination - regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
hyperemesis - severe and excessive vomiting
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