hemoptysis

noun he·mop·ty·sis \ hi-ˈmäp-tə-səs \

Definition of hemoptysis

: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

Origin and Etymology of 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 play \hi-ˈmäp-tə-səs\

medical Definition of hemoptysis

plural hemoptyses play \-ˌsēz\
: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

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