plural emeses ˈe-mə-ˌsēz How to pronounce emesis (audio)
: an act or instance of vomiting

Examples of emesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When there is blood in the emesis or stool, the diagnosis of a hemorrhagic fever becomes much clearer. Judy Stone, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023

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Word History


New Latin, from Greek, from emein

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emesis was circa 1847

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“Emesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emesis. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


plural emeses -ˌsēz How to pronounce emesis (audio)

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