emesis

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From Ancient Greek ἐμέω (eméō, I vomit). Compare ἔμετος (émetos, vomit, noun).

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emesis (countable and uncountable, plural emeses)

  1. (medicine) The act or process of vomiting.
    Syrup of ipecac almost always forces an emesis.

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