hemoptysis

noun

he·​mop·​ty·​sis hi-ˈmäp-tə-səs How to pronounce hemoptysis (audio)
: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

Examples of hemoptysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It should be noted that hemoptysis has only been reported in a small number of COVID-19 patients. Leah Groth, Health, 26 June 2023 This was a striking development; hematemesis and hemoptysis are very different clinical entities, and usually the diseases that lead to one do not lead to the other. Douglas G Adler, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2021 Albert had experienced severe hemoptysis (coughing up blood from his lungs), which had prompted his transfer to intensive care. Douglas G Adler, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2021 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemoptysis was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Hemoptysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemoptysis. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

hemoptysis

noun
he·​mop·​ty·​sis
variants or chiefly British haemoptysis
plural hemoptyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce hemoptysis (audio)
: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

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