Definition of vomitus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɒmɪtəs/


[mass noun] chiefly Medicine
Matter that has been vomited.
Example sentences
  • Rather, transmission is probably quite direct, involving recently contaminated food or water (e.g., containing vomitus or faecal matter) or unclean hands or utensils.
  • Properly collected specimens such as serum, gastric contents or vomitus, feces or return from sterile water enemas, or food samples are to be referred to designated testing laboratories.
  • The appropriate specimens to submit for testing include food (in the original container if it is available) or environmental specimens, stool, serum, gastric contents, or vomitus.


Early 20th century: from Latin.

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