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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the vomiting of fecal matter; stercoraceous vomiting.

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  • Googling the butterfly species small brown emesis reminded me of this. (I appreciate a butterfly that has a disgusting name, most of them are just too cute.)

    July 10, 2012

  • flourmilling is definitely spamming, but I must say there is some poetry in it too... (maybe my spam filters are too good, since I don't get enough of it)

    June 8, 2012

  • Fecal vomiting or antiperistalsis is a kind of emesis in which fecal matter is expelled from the intestines into the stomach, by spasmodic contractions of the gastric muscles, and then subsequently forcefully expelled from the stomach up into the esophagus and out through the mouth and sometimes nasal passages. Alternative medical terms for fecal vomiting are copremesis and stercoraceous vomiting. It was also referred to as miserere in medieval times.

    Miserere indeed!!

    June 6, 2012

  • It will come as no surprise to anybody that there is a metal band with this name.

    June 15, 2011

  • Not to bump one of the most disturbing words in the English language back to the top, but I've been finding more rhetorical uses for this word every day. Along with copremetic, which I assume would be the adjectival form or whatnot.

    February 5, 2008

  • Reminds me of the South Park where they eat in their buts and poop out their mouths.

    January 24, 2008

  • I've never seen it, and it's one of the (relatively) few nonviolent concepts that truly disturbs me.

    January 24, 2008

  • In the hospital, I have had the misfortune of seeing people go through this. It is one of the few things that left me on the limb of vomiting myself.

    January 24, 2008

  • Don't you hate it when that happens?

    January 4, 2008

  • The condition of being so constipated that one vomits one's own feces.

    January 4, 2008