Vomica definition

vŏmĭ-kə
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An abnormal pus-containing cavity, usually in a lung, caused by deterioration of tissue.
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Profuse expectoration of putrid matter.
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Profuse expectoration of putrid matter.
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An abnormal pus-containing cavity, usually in a lung, caused by deterioration of tissue.
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The pus contained in such a cavity.
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(medicine) An abscess cavity in the lungs or any other parenchymal organ.
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The pus contained in such a cavity.
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Origin of vomica

  • Latin gathering of pus, ulcer from vomere to vomit, discharge vomit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, from vomere to throw up, vomit.

    From Wiktionary