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haemoptysis

/hɪˈmɒptɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
spitting or coughing up of blood or blood-streaked mucus, as in tuberculosis Compare haematemesis
Word Origin
C17: from haemo- + -ptysis, from Greek ptyein to spit
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