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British Dictionary definitions for haematemesis

haematemesis

US hematemesis

noun
  1. vomiting of blood, esp as the result of a bleeding ulcerCompare haemoptysis

Word Origin

C19: from haemato- + Greek emesis vomiting
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Examples from the Web for haematemesis

Historical Examples

  • Vomiting of blood (haematemesis) is a frequent and important symptom.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5

    Various

  • Ergot is used in therapeutics as a haemostatic, and is very valuable in haemoptysis and sometimes in haematemesis.