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emesis

[ em-uh-sis ]
/ ˈɛm ə sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
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Origin of emesis

1870–75; <New Latin <Greek émesis a vomiting, equivalent to eme- (stem of emeîn to vomit) + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM emesis

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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Medical definitions for emesis

emesis
[ ĕmĭ-sĭs ]

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