dittrich's plug

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Dittrich's plug Ditt·rich's plug (dĭt'rĭks)
n.
Any of the minute, grayish, ill-smelling masses of bacteria and fatty acid crystals in the sputum in pulmonary gangrene and fetid bronchitis.

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