noun \i-ˈme-tik\

Definition of EMETIC

:  an agent that induces vomiting
emetic adjective
emet·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of EMETIC

Latin emetica, from Greek emetikē, from feminine of emetikos causing vomiting, from emein to vomit — more at vomit
First Known Use: 1657

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum


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