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vomica

[vom-i-kuh] /ˈvɒm ɪ kə/
noun, plural vomicae
[vom-uh-see] /ˈvɒm əˌsi/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a cavity, usually in the lungs, containing pus.
2.
the pus content of such a cavity.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin: a boil, ulcer, equivalent to vom(ere) to discharge (see vomit) + -ica, feminine of -icus -ic
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vomica in Medicine

vomica vom·i·ca (vŏm'ĭ-kə)
n.

  1. Profuse expectoration of putrid matter.

  2. An abnormal pus-containing cavity, usually in a lung, caused by deterioration of tissue.

  3. The pus contained in such a cavity.

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