Origin of emesis
1870–75; < New Latin < Greek émesis a vomiting, equivalent to eme- (stem of emeîn to vomit) + -sis -sis
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Examples from the Web for hyperemesis
Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which may require supplementary hydration, medication and nutrients.Second Royal Baby for Kate
September 8, 2014
Kate made her first trip out of doors last night since hyperemesis gravidarum became part of our vocabulary.Kate's First Trip Out Since Morning Sickness Struck
December 17, 2012
She will remain in hospital at present and will continue to be treated for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.'Kate Middleton Feeling Better, But Will Stay in Hospital
December 4, 2012
So what, other than a five-dollar Latin term, is hyperemesis gravidarum?
According to reports, she has hyperemesis gravidarum, the evil older sister of morning sickness.
- the technical name for vomitingSee vomit
C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit
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Word Origin and History for hyperemesis
"action of vomiting," 1875, medical Latin, from Greek emesis, from emein "to vomit" (see emetic).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Excessive vomiting.
- The act or process of vomiting.
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