hemoptysis

[hi-mop-tuh-sis]

Origin of hemoptysis

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

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