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Vomited matter.

[Latin, from past participle of vomere, to vomit; see vomit.]


n, pl -tuses
1. matter that has been vomited
2. (Physiology) the act of vomiting
[Latin: a vomiting]


(ˈvɒm ɪ təs)

vomited matter.
[1880–85; < Latin, =vomi-, variant s. of vomere to vomit + -tus suffix of v. action]
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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After restraint, 3 episodes of vomiting and prolonged marked weakness were observed, with trace amounts of blood present in the vomitus.
Laboratory results received on seven rafters who were Idaho residents confirmed detection of Giardia in stool (n = 4), norovirus in stool (n = 2), and vomitus (n = 1).
It is partly responsible for the color of vomitus and stool.
Wear gloves when disposing of vomitus or faecal matter, and wash hands afterwards;
Postoperative nausea and vomiting is a common complication after surgery under general anaesthesia, [1] with female patients being more susceptible [2,3] Persistent nausea and vomiting may result in dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and delayed discharge after outpatient surgery [4] It can also cause tension on suture line, venous hypertension and increased bleeding under skin flap, pulmonary aspiration of vomitus if airway reflexes are depressed due to anaesthetic drugs.
He presented with massive amount of blood in vomitus.
tears, conjunctival discharge, saliva, vomitus, urine, or stool) during the period when he was most likely viremic, including a few days before his illness onset and until his death.
The vomitus contained clear fluid initially, which later became brownish in colour.
8) Severe vomiting, especially if the vomitus contains blood or looks as if it contains coffee grounds--a sign of digested blood
Not all owners notice the distended abdomen--it can become as taut as drum--but the multiple attempts to vomit or gag without production of any vomitus should make owners very suspicious of GDV.
Dengue is a disease characterized by sudden onset of high fever which may last from two to seven days, joint and muscle pain and pain behind the eyes, weakness, skin rashes, nose bleeds when fever starts to subside, abdominal pain, dark-colored vomitus and stools, and difficulty in breathing.