Definition of hematemesis in English:


Syllabification: he·ma·tem·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌhēməˈteməsis
(British haematemesis)


  • The vomiting of blood.
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    • The patient represented ten months after the laryngectomy and neck dissection with a one day history of intermittent haemoptysis and haematemesis of fresh blood.
    • In contrast, posterior bleeding may be asymptomatic or may present insidiously as nausea, hematemesis, anemia, hemoptysis, or melena.
    • We describe two patients with alcoholic liver disease and haematemesis whose bleeding was not controlled by endoscopic treatment.


early 19th century: from hemato- 'of blood' + Greek emesis 'vomiting'.

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