- vomiting of blood, esp as the result of a bleeding ulcerCompare haemoptysis
C19: from haemato- + Greek emesis vomiting
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Examples from the Web for haematemesis
Vomiting of blood (haematemesis) is a frequent and important symptom.
Ergot is used in therapeutics as a haemostatic, and is very valuable in haemoptysis and sometimes in haematemesis.