black vomit


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vomit

 [vom´it]
1. matter expelled from the stomach by the mouth.
2. to eject stomach contents through the mouth.
black vomit vomit consisting of blood that has been acted upon by the gastric juice, seen in yellow fever and other conditions in which blood collects in the stomach.
coffee-ground vomit dark granular material ejected from the stomach, produced by mixture of blood with gastric contents; it is a sign of bleeding in the upper alimentary canal.

black vom·'it

the material with the consistency of coffee-grounds that is vomited, specifically, in severe yellow fever.
See also: coffee-grounds vomit.
Synonym(s): vomitus niger

black vomit

n.
1. Dark vomit consisting of digested blood and gastric contents.
2. Severe yellow fever with symptomatic regurgitation of dark vomited matter.
(1) ‘Vomito negro’ typical of the ‘intoxication’ period of group B arbovirus yellow fever, which may be intense, recurrent, and fatal; the dark color is due to altered blood, and accompanied by hiccupping, tarry stools, anuria, wild delirium, coma, and death
(2) Vomitus containing digested blood and gastric content, popularly known as coffee grounds vomit

black vomit

Vomited altered blood that has been acted on by the stomach acid.

black vomit

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Additionally, because the symptoms of yellow fever included black vomit and jaundice, the disease carried a particularly strong implication that color could inhabit and destroy the white body if left unchecked.
I saw it with my own eyes A pregnant woman eating what a feverish infant vomits And feeding the other child with the same black vomit.
But this vision vanishes in a "gush of black vomit," as "the Devil came and sat on Minty .