projectile vomiting

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noun projectile vom·it·ing \-ˈvä-mə-tiŋ\

Definition of projectile vomiting

  1. :  vomiting that is sudden and so vigorous that the vomitus is forcefully projected to a distance

First Known Use of projectile vomiting

1850


Medical Dictionary

projectile vomiting

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noun pro·jec·tile vomiting \prə-ˈjek-təl-, -ˌtīl-\

Medical Definition of projectile vomiting

  1. :  vomiting that is sudden, usually without nausea, and so vigorous that the vomit is forcefully projected to a distance


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