noun Pathology.

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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Contemporary Examples of emesis

  • This was how he had logged the hours, or kept track of his bouts of emesis.

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British Dictionary definitions for emesis



the technical name for vomitingSee vomit

Word Origin for emesis

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

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

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emesis in Medicine



n. pl. em•e•ses (-sēz′)

The act or process of vomiting.
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