hemoptysis

noun
he·​mop·​ty·​sis | \ hi-ˈmäp-tə-səs How to pronounce hemoptysis (audio) \

Definition of hemoptysis

: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

First Known Use of hemoptysis

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemoptysis

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

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hemoptysis

noun
he·​mop·​ty·​sis
variants: or chiefly British haemoptysis \ hi-​ˈmäp-​tə-​səs How to pronounce haemoptysis (audio) \
plural hemoptyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce hemoptyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemoptysis

: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

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