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

Examples of hemoptysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, bronchitis, lung cancer, bronchiectasis, other types of pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are some of the other things that can cause hemoptysis, which is the medical term for coughing up blood. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Again, any type of viral or bacterial pneumonia can cause hemoptysis—not only pneumonia caused by COVID-19. Leah Groth, Health.com, 13 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of hemoptysis was in 1646

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“Hemoptysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemoptysis. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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hemoptysis

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

Medical Definition of hemoptysis

: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

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