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vomito

[ vom-i-toh, voh-mi- ]
/ ˈvɒm ɪˌtoʊ, ˈvoʊ mɪ- /
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noun Pathology.

the black vomit of yellow fever.

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Also called vom·i·to ne·gro [vom-i-toh -nee-groh, ney-, voh-mi-]. /ˈvɒm ɪˌtoʊ ˈni groʊ, ˈneɪ-, ˈvoʊ mɪ-/.

Origin of vomito

1825–35; <Spanish vómito<Latin vomitus (see vomitus)
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Example sentences from the Web for vomito

  • Vomito lurks in the streets of Vera Cruz to seize upon strangers and hurry them off to a wretched grave.

    Mexico|Susan Hale
  • What rank had I when you saw me through my deadly duel with El Vomito?

    The Red City|S. Weir Mitchell
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