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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Vomit having the appearance and consistency of coffee grounds because of blood mixed with gastric contents. It can occur in any condition associated with hemorrhage into the stomach.
See also: vomit
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