- Matter from the stomach that has come up into and may be ejected beyond the mouth, due to the act of vomiting. When vomit is reddish or the color of coffee grounds, it may mean there is serious internal bleeding. The reddish color may herald fresh blood and dark blood may betoken blood that has been digested. Vomit and vomitus are synonymous. The act of vomiting is also called emesis.
* * *1. To eject matter from the stomach through the mouth. 2. Vomitus; the matter so ejected. SYN: vomitus (2). [L. vomo, pp. vomitus, to v.]- Barcoo v. attacks of nausea and vomiting accompanied by bulimia affecting those living in the interior of the southern part of Australia.- bilious v. v. containing large amounts of bile suggestive of bowel obstruction distal to the papilla of Vater.- black v. the coffee-ground-colored material that is vomited, specifically, in severe yellow fever. SEE ALSO: coffee-ground v.. SYN: vomitus niger.- coffee-ground v. v. consisting of fresh or old blood. SEE ALSO: black v..
* * *vom·it 'väm-ət n1) VOMITING2) stomach contents disgorged through the mouth called also vomitusvomit vi to disgorge the stomach contents vt to disgorge (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth
* * *2. n. the contents of the stomach ejected during vomiting. Medical name: vomitus.
* * *vom·it (vomґit) [L. vomitare] 1. to cast up from the stomach by the mouth. 2. matter cast up from the stomach; vomited matter.
Medical dictionary. 2011.