hemoptysis

[ hi-mop-tuh-sis ]
/ hɪˈmɒp tə sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

the expectoration of blood or bloody mucus.

Nearby words

  1. hemopneumothorax,
  2. hemopoiesis,
  3. hemoporphyrin,
  4. hemoprecipitin,
  5. hemoprotein,
  6. hemorrhachis,
  7. hemorrhage,
  8. hemorrhagenic,
  9. hemorrhagic ascites,
  10. hemorrhagic colitis

Origin of hemoptysis

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

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Medicine definitions for hemoptysis

hemoptysis

[ hĭ-mŏptĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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

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