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

1
1565–75; <Latin: a boil, ulcer, equivalent to vom(ere) to discharge (see vomit) + -ica, feminine of -icus-ic

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