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Vomited matter.

[Latin, from past participle of vomere, to vomit; see vomit.]
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n, pl -tuses
1. matter that has been vomited
2. (Physiology) the act of vomiting
[Latin: a vomiting]
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(ˈvɒm ɪ təs)

vomited matter.
[1880–85; < Latin, =vomi-, variant s. of vomere to vomit + -tus suffix of v. action]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vomitus - the matter ejected in vomitingvomitus - the matter ejected in vomiting  
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
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