Definition of haematemesis in English:

haematemesis

Line breaks: haema|tem¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːməˈtɛmɪsɪs
 
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(US hematemesis)

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • The vomiting of blood.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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