- phlebotomus fever,
- phlebotomus fever virus,
- phlegmasia alba dolens,
- phlegmasia cerulea dolens,
Origin of phlegm
Examples from the Web for phlegm
I was never sure whether this was phlegm or the onset of lunacy.
So after my father died I wrote a book, Fathers and Sons, with the intention of casting the Wavian phlegm out of my system.Evelyn Waugh's Grandson on the Secret Behind 'Brideshead'|Alexander Waugh|April 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST
They were both very excellent examples of pure British phlegm and unimaginativeness.Hurricane Island|H. B. Marriott Watson
A man hid such tenderness as he had under grimness, and prayed in the churches for phlegm.The Truce of God|Mary Roberts Rinehart
He was a former horse-dealer, a stout asthmatic man with perpetual wheezings and blowings and rattlings of phlegm in his throat.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant
He could judge and speak with fury, though he wrote with phlegm.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
This is what produces the phlegm as fast as the poor victim can cough it up.
Word Origin for phlegm
late 14c., fleem "viscid mucus" (the stuff itself and also regarded as a bodily humor), from Old French fleume (13c., Modern French flegme), from Late Latin phlegma, one of the four humors of the body, from Greek phlegma "humor caused by heat," lit "inflammation, heat," from phlegein "to burn," related to phlox (genitive phlogos) "flame, blaze," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)). Modern form is attested from c.1660. The "cold, moist" humor of the body, in medieval physiology, it was believed to cause apathy.