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[em-uh-sis] /ˈɛm ə sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
Origin of emesis
1870-75; < New Latin < Greek émesis a vomiting, equivalent to eme- (stem of emeîn to vomit) + -sis -sis
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hyperemesis, noun Unabridged
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the technical name for vomiting See vomit
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit
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Word Origin and History for emesis

"action of vomiting," 1875, medical Latin, from Greek emesis, from emein "to vomit" (see emetic).

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emesis in Medicine

emesis em·e·sis (ěm'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. em·e·ses (-sēz')
The act or process of vomiting.

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