Hemoptysis meaning

hĭ-mŏp'tĭ-sĭs
The expectoration of blood or of blood-streaked sputum from the larynx, trachea, bronchi, or lungs.
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The spitting or coughing up of blood: usually caused by bleeding in the lungs or bronchi.
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The expectoration of blood or of blood-streaked sputum from the larynx, trachea, bronchi, or lungs.
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(medicine) Expectoration (coughing up) of blood.
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Origin of hemoptysis

  • hemo– Greek ptusis a spitting (from ptuein to spit)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition