- the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.
Origin of hemoptysis
Examples from the Web for hemoptysis
Historical Examples of hemoptysis
Hemoptysis had set in, and I felt that his hours were numbered.
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.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds
The case was a perfectly straightforward one—my patient was consumptive, had been so for years, and died at last of hemoptysis.
- The spitting of blood derived from the lungs or from the bronchial tubes.