rusty sputum

[rŭstē]

n.

A reddish-brown, blood-stained expectoration found in lobar pneumonia.

Nearby words

  1. rustout,
  2. rustproof,
  3. rustproofing,
  4. rusty,
  5. rusty blackbird,
  6. rut,
  7. rutabaga,
  8. rutaceous,
  9. ruth,
  10. ruth, babe


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