hyperemesis

emesis

[em-uh-sis]
noun Pathology.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin < Greek émesis a vomiting, equivalent to eme- (stem of emeîn to vomit) + -sis -sis

hyperemesis, noun
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emesis (ˈɛmɪsɪs)
 
n
See vomit the technical name for vomiting
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit]

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emesis
1875, from Gk. emesis, from emein to vomit (see emetic).
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emesis em·e·sis (ěm'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. em·e·ses (-sēz')
The act or process of vomiting.

hyperemesis hy·per·em·e·sis (hī'pər-ěm'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Excessive vomiting.


hy'per·e·met'ic (-ĭ-mět'ĭk) adj.
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