Sputum Definition

spyo͝otəm
sputa
noun
sputa
Saliva, usually mixed with mucus from the respiratory tract, ejected from the mouth.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sputum

Noun

Singular:
sputum
Plural:
sputa

Origin of Sputum

  • From New Latin, from Latin sputum (“that which is spit out, spittle"), from spuere (“to spit").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin spūtum from neuter past participle of spuere to spit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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