[ hi-mop-tuh-sis ]
/ hɪˈmɒp tə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.

Origin of hemoptysis

1640–50; < New Latin, equivalent to hemo- hemo- + Greek ptýsis spitting; compare ptýein to spit
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[ hĭ-mŏptĭ-sĭs ]


The spitting of blood derived from the lungs or from the bronchial tubes.
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