hematemesis

noun
he·​ma·​tem·​e·​sis
variants: or chiefly British haematemesis \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈtem-​ə-​səs also ˌhē-​mə-​tə-​ˈmē-​səs \
plural hematemeses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hematemeses (audio) \

Medical Definition of hematemesis

: the vomiting of blood

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“Hematemesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hematemesis. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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