[ vom-i-kuh ]
/ ˈvɒm ɪ kə /
noun, plural vom·i·cae [vom-uh-see] /ˈvɒm əˌsi/. Pathology.
a cavity, usually in the lungs, containing pus.
the pus content of such a cavity.
Words nearby vomica
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Examples from the Web for vomica
I believe it was a case of Vomica, and not a true Phthisis that was cured.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
After the rupture and discharge of a Vomica also, such a remedy promises to be a powerful palliative.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley
Medical definitions for vomica
[ vŏm′ĭ-kə ]
Profuse expectoration of putrid matter.
An abnormal pus-containing cavity, usually in a lung, caused by deterioration of tissue.
The pus contained in such a cavity.
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