(Latin: gurgitare, "to flood"; gurges, gurgitis, "the gullet, a gulf, the sea"; to surge, to flood; pour, glut, gorge; whirlpool, engulf; boiling liquid)
2. To bring gastric or esophageal contents back up into the mouth (vomit, throw up, puke) or to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
3. To cause to surge back, as partially digested food; to vomit.
4. A reference to some creatures that bring food that has been swallowed back to and out of the mouth: Some birds regurgitate food to feed their young.
See reflux for a related word.
2. The backward flow of blood through a defective heart or cardiac valve, named for the affected valve, as in aortic regurgitation.
A backward flowing; for example, vomiting is a regurgitation of food from the stomach and a regurgitation of blood back into the heart when a heart valve is incompetent.3. A remastication or re-rumination of food or thoroughly chewing again or repeatedly of food by ruminant or herbivorous animals; such as, cattle, sheep, deer, and camels.
A regurgitation is done by herbivorous animals that have four stomachs, a rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum or true stomach.