vomica(redirected from vomicae)
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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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