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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.]
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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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Few examples of products that could be subject to FDA's enforcement approach are children's and infant products that are labelled to comprise ingredients related to potentially significant concerns associated with safety, for instance nux vomica and belladonna; as well as products that are being marketed for serious maladies such as heart diseases and cancer.
Besides, many plants, like nux vomica, are very different in the two works, given that they referred to two regions of different climes over a thousand miles apart.
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