[em-uh-sis] /ˈɛm ə sɪs/
the technical name for vomiting See vomit
“action of vomiting,” 1875, medical Latin, from Greek emesis, from emein “to vomit” (see emetic).
emesis em·e·sis (ěm’ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. em·e·ses (-sēz’)
The act or process of vomiting.
1. Engineer of Metallurgy.
[uh-met-ik] /əˈmɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance. noun 2. an emetic medicine or agent. /ɪˈmɛtɪk/ adjective 1. causing vomiting noun 2. an emetic agent or drug 1650s (n.), 1660s (adj.), from French émétique (16c.), from Latin emeticus, from Greek emetikos “causing vomiting,” from emesis “vomiting,” from emein “to vomit,” from PIE […]
[em-i-teen, -tin] /ˈɛm ɪˌtin, -tɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a crystalline or white powdery substance, C 29 H 40 N 2 O 4 , the active principle of ipecac: used chiefly in the treatment of amebic dysentery and as an emetic and expectorant. /ˈɛməˌtiːn; -tɪn/ noun 1. a white bitter poisonous alkaloid obtained from ipecacuanha: the […]
emetocathartic em·e·to·ca·thar·tic (ěm’ĭ-tō-kə-thär’tĭk) adj. Causing vomiting and purging.