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haemoptysis

US hemoptysis

/ (hɪˈmɒptɪsɪs) /
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noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

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

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Word Origin for haemoptysis

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