vomica

[vom-i-kuh]
noun, plural vom·i·cae [vom-uh-see] /ˈvɒm əˌsi/. Pathology.
  1. a cavity, usually in the lungs, containing pus.
  2. the pus content of such a cavity.

Origin of vomica

1565–75; < Latin: a boil, ulcer, equivalent to vom(ere) to discharge (see vomit) + -ica, feminine of -icus -ic
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vomica

[vŏmĭ-kə]
n.
  1. Profuse expectoration of putrid matter.
  2. An abnormal pus-containing cavity, usually in a lung, caused by deterioration of tissue.
  3. The pus contained in such a cavity.
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