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emesis

[em-uh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. vomitus.

Origin of emesis

1870–75; < New Latin < Greek émesis a vomiting, equivalent to eme- (stem of emeîn to vomit) + -sis -sis
Related formshy·per·em·e·sis, noun
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emesis

noun
  1. the technical name for vomitingSee vomit

Word Origin

C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit
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Word Origin and History for hyperemesis

emesis

n.

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

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hyperemesis in Medicine

hyperemesis

(hī′pər-ĕmĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. Excessive vomiting.
Related formshy′per•e•metic (-ĭ-mĕtĭk) adj.

emesis

(ĕmĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. em•e•ses (-sēz′)
  1. The act or process of vomiting.
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