hemoptysis

noun
he·​mop·​ty·​sis | \hi-ˈmäp-tə-səs \

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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The first known use of hemoptysis was in 1646

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hemoptysis

noun
he·​mop·​ty·​sis
variants: or chiefly British haemoptysis \hi-​ˈmäp-​tə-​səs \
plural hemoptyses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of hemoptysis 

: expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract

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