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hemoptysis

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noun he·mop·ty·sis \hi-ˈmäp-tə-səs\

Definition of hemoptysis

  1. :  expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract



Origin of hemoptysis

New Latin, from hem- + Greek ptysis act of spitting, from ptyein to spit — more at spew


First Known Use: 1646


Medical Dictionary

hemoptysis

noun he·mop·ty·sis

Medical Definition of hemoptysis

plural hemoptyses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract



Variants of hemoptysis

or chiefly British haemoptysis \hi-ˈmäp-tə-səs\play

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