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[mass noun] The vomiting of blood.
- ‘Lower bowel inflammation typically causes nausea, loss of appetite and fever followed by abdominal pain, hematemesis and bloody diarrhea.’
- ‘At external examination, blood smears on the body surface resulting from hematemesis or melena were present in 40 cases.’
- ‘In contrast, posterior bleeding may be asymptomatic or may present insidiously as nausea, hematemesis, anemia, hemoptysis, or melena.’
- ‘We describe two patients with alcoholic liver disease and haematemesis whose bleeding was not controlled by endoscopic treatment.’
- ‘The patient represented ten months after the laryngectomy and neck dissection with a one day history of intermittent haemoptysis and haematemesis of fresh blood.’
Early 19th century: from haemato- ‘of blood’ + Greek emesis vomiting.
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