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hemoptysis

[hi-mop-tuh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.
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Origin of hemoptysis

1640–50; < New Latin, equivalent to hemo- hemo- + Greek ptýsis spitting; compare ptýein to spit
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Examples from the Web for hemoptysis

Historical Examples

  • Hemoptysis had set in, and I felt that his hours were numbered.

    The Strand Magazine, Vol. VII, Issue 39, March 1894

    Various

  • Hemoptysis is a term used to signify bleeding from the lungs.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Hemoptysis indicates injury to the lung, but does not give assurance that this organ has been penetrated.

  • The case was a perfectly straightforward one—my patient was consumptive, had been so for years, and died at last of hemoptysis.


hemoptysis in Medicine

hemoptysis

(hĭ-mŏptĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. The spitting of blood derived from the lungs or from the bronchial tubes.
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