regurgitation

[ ri-gur-ji-tey-shuhn ]
/ rɪˌgɜr dʒɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of regurgitating.
voluntary or involuntary return of partly digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
Pathology. the reflux of blood through defective heart valves.

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Origin of regurgitation

First recorded in 1595–1605, regurgitation is from the Medieval Latin word regurgitātiōn- (stem of regurgitātiō). See regurgitate, -ion
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Scientific definitions for regurgitation

regurgitation
[ rē-gûr′jĭ-tāshən ]

The return of partially digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
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