emesis

[ 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

Related forms

hy·per·em·e·sis, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for emesis

emesis

/ (ˈɛmɪsɪs) /

noun

the technical name for vomitingSee vomit

Word Origin for emesis

C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit
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Medicine definitions for emesis

emesis

[ ĕmĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. em•e•ses (-sēz′)

The act or process of vomiting.
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