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emesis Syllabification: em·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈeməsəs/

Definition of emesis in English:


The action or process of vomiting.
Example sentences
  • Surveys of oncologists' choices of treatment for emesis caused by chemotherapy came to divergent results.
  • On the day of admission, he had developed nausea and vomiting with emesis of clear to blood-tinged fluid.
  • Coffee-ground emesis, usually from hemorrhagic gastritis, occurs in about 25 percent of vomiting patients.


Late 19th century: from Greek, from emein 'to vomit'.

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