haemoptysis

US hemoptysis

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

spitting or coughing up of blood or blood-streaked mucus, as in tuberculosisCompare haematemesis

Nearby words

  1. haemophilus,
  2. haemophilus aegyptius,
  3. haemophilus ducreyi,
  4. haemophilus influenzae,
  5. haemopoiesis,
  6. haemorrhage,
  7. haemorrhagic fever,
  8. haemorrhoidectomy,
  9. haemorrhoids,
  10. haemostasis

Word Origin for haemoptysis

C17: from haemo- + -ptysis, from Greek ptyein to spit

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