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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This was how he had logged the hours, or kept track of his bouts of emesis.'Are You Also With Fever?'
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February 11, 2009
The emesis may recur so often at night as to cause exhaustion from insomnia.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Another counted it "an allusion to the emesis of Jonah by the whale."The Greatest English Classic
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In females the pelvic organs are often the true source of emesis.
When no emesis can be obtained the prognosis is decidedly bad.
In a case of hysteria, to be mentioned later, the entire epithelial coat of two-thirds of the oesophagus was discharged by emesis.
- the technical name for vomitingSee vomit
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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- The act or process of vomiting.
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